Appendicula fallax Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Similar Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, strict to substrict, terete, glabrous densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, lanceolate, acute, minutely serrate-denticulate margin, apically somewhat, shortly 3 spiked leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal to lateral, elongate, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, subdensely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, lanceolate, acute, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, with red spots on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;