Appendicula micrantha Lindl. 1845 SECTION Appendicula

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding

Fall Winter

Flower Size 1/8" [4 mm] - In China Niu Chi Lan

Common Name Small Flowered Appendicula

Found in Hainan China and the Philippines on rocks on steep slopes and often near streams on trees as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial or lithophyte at elevations of 15 to 800 meters that is quite rare in collections and has a sympodial growth habit and oblong-lanceolate, alternate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a short to .6" [1.5 cm] long, terminal or axillary, to 6 flowered racemose inflorescence with linear-lanceolate bracts.

CAUTION Many references now give this name as a synonym of A reflexa, I await more information although I as well feel that they are close.

Synonyms Podochilus micranthus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide