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Shield orchid (Nervilia plicata)

Shield orchid (Nervilia plicata) is a plant species in Orchidaceae, stems are very short and attached to the roots, leaf-shaped, heart with a central pulse base to flow to the side, the surface has thorns, dark green and grows attached to the moist soil surface.

N. plicata has a heart or circle shape with the center as a stem, like the shape of a leaf blade, soft, rounded base and ends. The veins are centered at the base and spread sideways to form folds.

Dlium Shield orchid (Nervilia plicata)


The upper surface is dark green, growing short spines and growing outward more and more. The undersurface is smooth and maroon or pale red or whitish in color.

Shield orchid grows on moist but not flooded soils, tends to be sandy, tends to be rocky, tends to be poor in nutrients and karst. Grows in the rainy season.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Nervilieae
Subtribe: Nerviliinae
Genus: Nervilia
Species: Nervilia plicata

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