Appendicula djamuensis Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Hot EARLYSpring

Common Name The Djamu Gorge Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, substrict, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obliquely obtuse, shortly excisis, with a small, apical mucro leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal to lateral, elongate, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, oblong, obtuse, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish, with a the petals and the lip basally red bordered and the anther is red.

Synonyms Appendicula djamuensis var. isoglossa Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Appendicula djamuensis var. isoglossa drawing fide