Appendicula polystachya Schltr. 1912 SECTION Pododesme


Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part shadeHot WinterspringFall

Common Name The Rich-Blooming Appendicula

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in New Guinea in hill forests on trees at elevations around 400 to 450 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, terete, laxly many leaved stem carrying erect-patent, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a terminal and lateral, paniculate, many-branched, longer than the leaf, short pedunculate inflorescence with patent-suberect, lanceolate, as long as the ovary, acuminate floral bracts. .

Synonyms Appendicula applicata J.J.Sm. 1908; Podochilus polystachius Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006