Appendicula concava Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Warm Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Concave Appendicula [Refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, substrict to slightly flexuous, terete, leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong, obtuse, obliquely and shortly bilobed apically, with a small, apical mucro leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal to lateral, elongate, to 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with oblong, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow and the petals and lip are red bordered at the base with a red column.


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