Appendicula effusa (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Pododesme TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cool

Common Name The Dispersed Appendicula

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] wide

Found in western Sumatra at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, not branching, flattened stems carrying broadly oblong, slightly unequal apices, hard, green suffused with purple leaves that blooms on a terminal or lateral, peduncle thin, 1 to 4.4" [ 2.5 to 11 cm] long, rachis very short, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, ovate-lanceolate, concave floral bracts.

J J Smith noted that this species is closest to A infundibuliformis which is a larger plant in all respects. Schlechter suggested that it was close to A elegans but J J Smith hadf amuch better description of the species.

Synonyms *Podochilus effusus Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;