Appendicula cristata Blume 1825 SECTION Pododesme Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Another Flower? Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Callus Appendicula

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi in hill and lower montane forests in damp areas often on mossy trees at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with flattened, simple to branching stems carrying all in one plane, lanceolate, acute, progressively smaller apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a mostly terminal, often with a few lateral ones close to the stem apex, to 6" [15 cm] long, often branched, successively several flowered inflorescence

The first photo represents what is in most references for this species that second photo may or may not be this species I await more information.

Synonyms Appendicula divaricata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Appendicula longipedunculata Rolfe 1899; Conchochilus oppositiflorus Hassk. 1842; Podochilus cristatus (Blume) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo soso to the first close to the second; The checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo soso tothe first, closer to the second; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo so-so to the first, closer to the second; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photos good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide to the first, not to the second; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 14 Wood 2014 photo fide;

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