Taxonomic notes on the genus Nervilia (Nervilieae: Epidendroideae: Orchidaceae) in Sri Lanka

Atthanagoda A.G., N. Aberathna, C. Bandara & P. Kumar

Published on : 16-Oct-2021



Three species of Nervilia Comm. ex Gaudich. are enumerated from Sri Lanka. A key to the identification of these three species is provided along with taxonomic details, descriptions and notes on flowering phenology, habitat and global distribution. The misidentification of the only species previously recorded in the country, N. juliana (Roxb.) Schltr., is resolved. Colour figures and line drawings are provided for all species.