Appendicula alba Blume 1825 SECTION Chaunodesme

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Full Shade HotCool Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The White Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Island and the Philippines at elevations of 300 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with very close set, erect to horizontal stems carrying in youth many, along the whole length of the stem, lanceolate, minutely bidentate apically, apically small leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, on younger leafy stems and lateral, on older leafless stems, mostly pendulous, to 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Podochilus albus (Blume) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo ok