Appendicula foliosa Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Chaunodesme

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Part shade HotCold FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Leafy Appendicula

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Borneo in lowlands and lower montane mossy forests at elevations of 200 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with mostly pendent, simple stems completely enveloped by alternating leaf bearing sheaths carrying, rigid, 3 nerved, ovate, ovate-elliptic to oblong-elliptic, very shortly conduplicate, equally, obtusely very shortly bilobed apically, basally twisted, glossy grey green above and brownish beneath leaves that blooms in fall and winter on a terminal, short, fractiflex, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I am not certain of this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing hmm/photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 drawing good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;