Appendicula biumbonata Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved.

Common Name The Double-Bulging Appendicula

Flower Size 1/8" [4 mm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea on tree trunks in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths carrying oblong, obtuse leaves and blooms in the winter on a terminal, descending, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, many [to 200] flowered inflorescence with only 4 or so flowers open at any one time

Synonyms Appendicula biumbonata var. exappendiculata Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982; Lowland Orchids of Papua and New Guinea O' Byrne 1994 as A aff biumbonata drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006