Appendicula anceps Blume 1825 SECTION Appendicula

Photos by Eric Hunt

Full Shade Warm Cold

Common Name The Double Edged Appendicula

Flower Size .15" [4mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Philippines, Sumatra and Sulawesi on lowland, lower, moss and alluvial forests at elevations of [sea-level] 400 to 2500 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with very close, laterally compressed , winged [ancipitous] stems carrying several, lanceolate, finely bilobed apically with obtuse lobes leaves that are .8" [2 cm] apart and all twisted basally to be held in one plane and blooms on a lateral and terminal, very short, gradually elongating to 1.6" [4 cm] long, often branched, successively several flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 flowers open at a time

Synonyms Appendicula anceps var. anceps.; Appendicula anceps var. celebica Schltr. 1925; Appendicula complanata Ridl. 1896; Appendicula lewisii Griff. 1844; Metachilum cyathiforme Lindl. 1830; Podochilus anceps (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 fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Podochilus anceps; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide