Nervilia aragoana

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Nervilia aragoana
LR055 72dpi Nervilia aragoana.jpg
Illustration by Lewis Roberts
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Nervilia
Species: N. aragoana
Binomial name
Nervilia aragoana
Comm. ex Gaudich.
  • Aplostellis aragoana (Gaud.) Ridl.
  • Aplostellis flabelliformis (Lindl.) Ridl.
  • Epipactis carinata Roxb.
  • Nervilia carinata (Roxb.) Schltr.
  • Nervilia flabelliformis (Lindl.) Tang & Wang
  • Nervilia scottii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
  • Nervilia tibetensis Rolfe
  • Nervilia yaeyamensis Hayata
  • Pogonia carinata (Roxb.) Lindl.
  • Pogonia gracilis Bl.
  • Pogonia flabelliformis Lindl.
  • Pogonia nervilia Bl.
  • Pogonia scottii Rchb.f.

Nervilia aragoana or the tall shield orchid is small terrestrial orchid found in the McIlwraith Range in Queensland, Australia, from 0–150 metres altitude which flowers from September to December. It is also found in India, Malaysia, northern Thailand, Laos, Burma, Indonesia and New Guinea.[1] North of the equator it blooms between January and April.[2]

Vernacular names[edit]

Malaysia: Daun sa-helai sa-tahun, daun satu tahun (Peninsular). Thailand: Phaen din yen (Chiang Rai), waan phra chim (Bangkok). Vietnam: Ch[aa]n tr[aa]u xanh, thanh thi[ee]n q[uf]y, Ian c[owf].[3]


Leaf appears kidney to heart-shaped, 150–250 mm. across, concave but with erect wavy edges. The flower stem is 200–250 mm. tall with 2-6 flowers.[4]


  1. ^ Jones (2006), p. 281.
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  4. ^ Jones (2006), p. 281.


  • Jones, David L. (2006). A Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia Including the Island Territories. Reed New Holland. Sydney, Auckland, London, Cape Town. ISBN 1-877069-12-4.

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