Appendicula congesta Ridl. 1894 SECTION Chromatodesme Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name or Meaning The Crowded Appendicula [refers to the close set flowers]

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found only near Mt Kinabalu in Sabah Borneo in hill and montane forests low down on tree trunks at elevations of 700 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, porrect or slightly curved, stems carrying many variable in size, disitichous, narrowly elliptic, oblong-elliptic or ovate-elliptic, obtuse and unequally bilobed, basally clasping leaves that blooms all year on a terminal, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 2.8cm] long, densely many flowered, capituliform inflorescence with ovate-oblong, truncate, mucronate, crisped, erose, membraneous, 3 nerved, transluscent, pale green floral bracts.

Synonyms Appendicula kinabaluensis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.J.Sm. 1922; Chilopogon kinabaluensis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Podochilus congestus (Ridl.) Schltr. 1900;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood, Chan & Lamb 2003 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 drawing good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide;