Appendicula alatocaulis P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2002

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Art Vogel

Part shadeWarmSummerand Fall

Common Name The Winged Stem Appendicula [refers to the wing-like leaf sheaths]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in primary and riverine forests at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a branching, strongly compressed stem enveloped by wing-like leaf sheaths carrying acute leaves held on either opposite side of the stem that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal or lateral inflorescence enveloped by 2 opposite rows of large, sharp pointed green bracts that partially hide the flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide