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Nervilia pectinata P.J. Cribb
Protologue : Kew Bull. 32(1): 153 (1977)
Informations sur le genre : Nervilia
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Terrestrial herb 5-14 cm tall; tuber ± ovoid, 0,7-1x0,7 cm; leaf 1 developing after flowering (“sometimes sterile specimens with fully developed leaves can be seen together with flowering ones”, Pettersson, 1991: 49), horizontal but not prostrate; petiole 2-6 cm long; blade ± heart-shaped, c. 1-5x2-5,5 cm, obscurely 7-angled, veins 5-7, short-hairy above (no hairs on main veins), dark green above, sometimes purple beneath; scape 1-flowered, lengthening to 9-19 cm when fruiting; flower ± horizontal, fragrant (smell of camphor), green with purple markings, closing after 8 hours anthesis; sepals and petals spreading, lanceolate, c. 10-22x3 mm; lip elliptic, ± obscurely 3-lobed in middle, spurred, 10-19x8,5-10 mm, white with purple dots, shortly papillate above, margins pectinate in apical half; spur straight, rounded, c. 1,5-3 mm long.
Ecologie : Evergreen forest, in deep shade in leaf litter; plantations of cypress, Eucalyptus; secondary grassland; 990-2200 m alt.
  Pollinated by wasps.

Bibliographie pour l'Afrique Tropicale :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 253
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