Appendicula calcicola Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLY Winter

Common Name The Limestone Loving Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on limestone rocks and at the foot of trees at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing lithophte to subepiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to erect, simple, strict to substrict, terete, glabrous, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, lanceolate, arcuate, shortly bilobed apically with a minute apicule in between leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal to rarely lateral, elongate, 2.8" [7 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, oblong, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow-green, the petals are red bordered and the lip is pale yellow in the upper half and red below.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;