Appendicula carnosa Blume 1825 SECTION Appendicula

Plant Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by J.J.Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Deep shade WarmCool LATEWinter

Common Name The Fleshy Appendicula

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra and Java at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with terete, unbranched, close set stems carrying numerous, narrowly lanceolate, broadest in the basal half, unequally bilobed apically, shiny green, thick leaves that blooms in the late winter on a lateral, .2" [5 mm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with oval, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Appendicula kuhlii Rchb.f. 1867; Podochilus carnosus (Blume) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok;