Nervilia concolor (Blume) Schltr.

Last updated: 27 Jul 2015

Scientific Name

Nervilia concolor (Blume) Schltr.


Aplostellis flabelliformis (Lindl.) Ridl., Cordyla concolor Blume, Epipactis carinata Roxb., Nervilia aragoana Gaudich., Nervilia carinata (Roxb.) Schltr., Nervilia flabelliformis (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang, Nervilia scottii (Rchb.f.) Schltr., Nervilia tibetensis Rolfe, Nervilia yaeyamensis Hayata, Pogonia carinata (Roxb.) Lindl., Pogonia concolor Blume, Pogonia flabelliformis Lindl., Pogonia gracilis Blume, Pogonia nervilia Blume [Illegitimate], Pogonia scottii Rchb.f., Roptrostemon concolor (Blume) Lindl.[1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Daun sa-helai sa-tahun, daun satu tahun (Peninsular)[2]
India Orila thamarai [3]
Thailand Phaen din yen (Chiang Rai); waan phra chim (Bangkok) [2]
Vietnam Ch[aa]n tr[aa]u xanh, thanh thi[ee]n q[uf]y, Ian c[owf] [2]
Japan Yaeyama-kuma-sô, aoi-bokuro [3]

Geographical Distributions

Nervilia concolor is found in Nepal, Bhutan, eastern India, Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, southern China, Taiwan, southern Japan, Thailand, throughout the Malaysian region, islands in the Pacific Ocean and northern Australia. [2]

N. concolor is a variable species. It occurs in different types of forest, also in bamboo forest, in Java up to 1200 m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

N. concolor is a member of the Orchidaceae family. It is a small herb. [2]

The leaf is kidney-shaped, deeply heart-shaped at the base, smooth and often dark violet that blotched when young. [2]

The inflorescence is up to 20-flowered. Flowers are with tepals, about 1.5 cm long, lip is slightly shorter, usually with distinct side lobes, more or less hairy especially along the 2 lateral veins and yellowish-white in colour. [2]


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Traditional Use

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of N. concolor (accepted name for N. aragoana). [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver 1.1 Nervilia concolor (Blume) Schltr. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 Jul 27]. Available from:
  2. Nervilia aragoana Gaudich. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3): Medicinal and Poisonous Plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publication; 2003.
  3. Quattrocchi U. CRC world dictionary of medicinal and poisonous plants: Common names, scientific names, eponyms, synonyms, and etymology. Volume IV M-Q. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press; 2012. p. 273.