Nervilia sp. revisited

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Neil Soares

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Jul 20, 2011, 7:12:28 AM7/20/11
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Hi,
 Had previously posted a few photographs of a species of Nervilia flowering at my home in Bombay and they are available at this site :
 
 
 Had subsequently planted it at my farm at Shahapur and as directed by Dr.Pankaj Kumar kept a watch for the leaf produced - photographs 1a & 1b  which indicate that it is possibly the Maroon Rib-leaf Orchid [N.infundibulifolia].
  Had also planted 2 more bulbs and the leaves produced are seen in photographs 2a,2b [possibly the Greenish Rib-leaf Orchid] & 3a,3b [another N.infundibulifolia]. Unfortunately could not photograph the last two flowering.
 
                                      Regards,
                                        Neil Soares.
Leaves of Nervilia sp. 1a.jpg
Leaves of Nervilia sp. 1b.jpg
Leaves of Nervilia sp. 2a.jpg
Leaves of Nervilia sp. 2b.jpg
Leaves of Nervilia sp. 3a.jpg
Leaves of Nervilia sp. 3b.jpg

Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Jul 20, 2011, 10:43:56 AM7/20/11
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Dear Neil sir,
It seems as if 1,2,5,6 are 1 species and 3,4 are another. To me 3,4
are Nervilia crociformis (earlier called Nervilia prainiana). 1,2,5,6
could be Nervilia infundibulifolia, but yes, with just the leaves it
cant be confirmed.
Thanks so much for sharing and also for the understanding of other
members, you can see the issue here. Orchids are full of such
taxonomic issues and Nervilia itself is one such enigmatic group.
Now more tough job is to wait for the flowers to confirm.
Pankaj




On Jul 20, 4:12 pm, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Had previously posted a few photographs of a species of Nervilia flowering at my home in Bombay and they are available at this site :
>  https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/cf...
>  
>  Had subsequently planted it at my farm at Shahapur and as directed by Dr.Pankaj Kumar kept a watch for the leaf produced - photographs 1a & 1b  which indicate that it is possibly the Maroon Rib-leaf Orchid [N.infundibulifolia].
>   Had also planted 2 more bulbs and the leaves produced are seen in photographs 2a,2b [possibly the Greenish Rib-leaf Orchid] & 3a,3b [another N.infundibulifolia]. Unfortunately could not photograph the last two flowering.
>  
>                                       Regards,
>                                         Neil Soares.
>
>  Leaves of Nervilia sp. 1a.jpg
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>  Leaves of Nervilia sp. 2a.jpg
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>  Leaves of Nervilia sp. 2b.jpg
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>  Leaves of Nervilia sp. 3a.jpg
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