Appendicula adnata J.J.Sm. 1908 SECION Appendicula TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cool

Common Name The Adnate Appendicula

Flower Size minute

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epipjhyte with close set, elliptic in cross-section stems carrying oblong-ovate, basally twisted, unevenly bilobed leaves taht blooms onnumerous, lateral, to .2" [5 mm] long, to 3 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, ovate-triangular, pale green floral bracts.

J J Smith compared this orchid to A lucida but this one has thinner leaves, light green flowers, a conical mentum, shorter petals, an adnate column foot to the lip and a very small appendage at the lip base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; ;