Appendicula cleistogama Schltr. 1912 SECTION Appendicula

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

Full shade Hot LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Cleistogamus Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, more or less flexuous, terete, glabrous, densely leafy stems, enveloped completely by tightly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying patent, oblong-elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, very short, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with oblong, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.


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