Appendicula elmeri (Ames) Ames 1913 publ. 1914

Plant and Flowers

Inflorescence in time Photos by P. B. Pelser and J. F. Barcelona and The Phyto Images Website

Full shade Hot Cool MID SpringEARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning Elmer's Appendicula [American Botanist and Orchid Collector in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Philippines along streams at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with rigid, flattened stems carrying 2 ranked, oblong-elliptic, leathery, shortly pointed apically leaves that blooms in the mid spring through early summer on a racemose, axillary, mostly towards the apex, long-peduncled, successively few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Podochilus elmeri Ames 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;

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