Appendicula carinifera Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Cool EARLYFall

Common Name The Keel Carrying Appendicula [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a decumbent, short rhizome giving rise to simple to subsimple, terete, densely leafy stem carrying numerous, erect-patent, linear-ligulate, bidentate and mucronate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, sublaxy 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with violet red tips and keels and the lip has a violet red margin, middle and apex.


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