Appendicula annamensis Guillaumin 1930

Photo by Huang Mingzhong

Common Name The Vietnamese Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in Hainan province of China and Vietnam in dense forests at elevations around 300 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte with tufted stems carrrying densely many, spreading, 2 ranked, pale green, ovate-oblong, to ovate-elliptic to elliptic, weakly obtusely bilobed, minutely apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring on a usually pseudoterminal, .2 to .8" [5 to 20 mm] long, successively 1 to 2, to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute deflexed floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;