Appendicula elegans Rchb. f. 1857 SECTION Pododesme Photo by © Lourens Grobler .

Another Flower angle Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden©

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Common NameThe Elegant Appendicula

Flower Size .2" [3.5 mm]

Found in Java, Bali and Sumatra as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial in montane forests at elevations of 15 to 1450 meters that is quite rare in collections with erect, close set, non-branching stems carrying throughout their length ovate, obtuse, facing the stems, not basally twisted leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a mostly terminal, sometimes lateral near the apice, branched, 4" [10 cm] long, very slender, fractiflex apically, gradually lengthening, successively 1 or 2, to 40 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Podochilus elegans [Rchb.f] Schltr. 1900; Podochilus zollingeri Rchb.f. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Podochilus zollingeri; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing hmm; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo hmm; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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