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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Nervilia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 60 species (Africa, Asia and Australia), with 11 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Nervilia adolphi

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Nervilia ballii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Nervilia bicarinata


Nervilia crociformis


Nervilia gassneri


Nervilia kotschyi

Nervilia pectinata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Nervilia petraea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Nervilia renschiana


Nervilia shirensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Nervilia stolziana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.