Appendicula buxifolia Blume 1825 SECTION Oligodesme Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower


Common Name The Grass-Like Appendicula

Flower Size 1/8" [4 mm]

Found in Sulawesi, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines in lowland and lower montane forests as a small to just medium sized, hot to cool growing, sympodial, semi-pendulous epiphyte at elevations of 400 to 1700 meters with thin, terete, brittle, freely branching stems carrying linear, oblong, unequally bilobed apically, stiff, hard leaves throughout on younger ones and towards the apex on older ones that blooms in the spring and fallon a terminal and lateral, very short, semi-pendulous, 1 1/4" [3 cm] long, one to three flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Appendicula frutex Ridl. 1895; Appendicula fruticosa (Ames) Ames 1913 publ. 1914 ; Appendicula striata [Schlechter]Schlechter 1925; Callista lycopodiodes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista tmesipteris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 ; Dendrobium lycopodioides Lindl. 1859; Dendrobium tmesipteris Lindl. 1859; Podochilus buxifolius [Blume] Schlechter var striatus 1911; Podochilus fruticosum Ames 1911; Podochilus fruticosus Ames 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;">IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium lycopodioides; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D tmestipteris; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/82; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo plant hmm; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo hmm; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide