Aplostellis flabelliformis (Lindl.) Ridl.
Cordyla concolor Blume
Epipactis carinata Roxb.
Nervilia aragoana Gaudich.
Nervilia carinata (Roxb.) Schltr.
Nervilia flabelliformis (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang
Nervilia scottii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Nervilia tibetensis Rolfe
Nervilia yaeyamensis Hayata
Pogonia carinata (Roxb.) Lindl.
Pogonia concolor Blume
Pogonia flabelliformis Lindl.
Pogonia gracilis Blume
Pogonia nervilia Blume
Pogonia scottii Rchb.f.
Roptrostemon concolor (Blume) Lindl.
Nervilia concolor is a perennial plant, growing from a fleshy, underground tuber. While leafless, it produces a single flowering stem around 30cm tall and then a single, heart-shaped leaf up to 25cm wide on a stem up to 20cm long[
]. The tuber produces one to several lateral, subterranean runners during the leafing period, each runner producing new tubers at their apex[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use and also sometimes for local use of its tuber, which is eaten to relieve thirst.
E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea to Australia and the Pacific.
Forests, and sometimes on low rigdes, at elevations from sea level to 400 metres in Fiji[
]. Forests, shaded and damp places along valleys; at elevations from 400 - 2,300 metres[
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Grows best in semi-shade[
Root - raw[
]. The tuber is firm, fleshy and juicy; it can be chewed to quench the thirst[
]. The subglobose to ovoid tuber is 10 - 17mm in diameter[
The whole plant is bitter and acrid. It is considered to be antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, cooling, diuretic, galactagogue, opthalmic and tonic. It stops bleeding. It is used to promote milk production and in the treatment of swellings, discharges, menorrhagia, mental instability, epilepsy, haemoptysis, colic, diarrhoea, vomiting, asthma, coughs, urinary complaints and weak kidneys[
The pseudobulbs are used in the treatment of 'disturbances of cardiac function' in Thailand[
A decoction of the leaves, known as 'ubat meroyan' was once considered an obligatory protective medicine after childbirth in parts of Malaya[
The plant kills bugs[
]. No more information.
Division of the tubers.
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