Appendicula bracteosa Rchb.f. 1868 Photo by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Full Shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Bracted Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futna in montane and cloud forests at elevations of 300 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with erect, clustered, slender, unbranched stems carrying distichous, narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, narrowing below into the tubular sheath leaves that blooms on a terminal to rarely axillary, simple to rarely branched, pendulous, laxly many flowered inflorescence with reflexed with age, ovate to ovate-elliptic floral bracts and carrying pale green to greenish white flowers.

Synonyms Lobogyne bracteosa (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 ; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide;