Appendicula fenixii (Ames) Schltr. 1912 Photo by J.J. Merry and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Fenix's Appendicula - In China Chang Ye Nui Chi Lan

Flower Size .25" [8mm]

Found in southern Taiwan and northern Philippines in forests at elevations of 200 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an ascending stem enveloped completely by tubular leaf sheaths and carrying many, distichous, lanceolate-oblong, acuminate, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal or lateral, .2 to .8" [.5 to 2 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Appendicula terrestris Fukuy. 1936; *Podochilus fenixii Ames 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo ok?