Appendicula fractiflexa J.J.Wood 1993 TYPE Drawing by J J Wood 1997

Full shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name The Fractiflex Appendicula

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane and hill forests at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing pendulous epiphyte with an erect then pendulous, much branched, slender, flexuous stem carrying many, narrowly oblong to narrowly obovate, unequally retuse, with a mucro in the sinus, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a lateral, strongly fractiflex, peduncle .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long, with acicular sterile bracts, rachis usually 2, arising from several, imbricate, acicular bracts, each rachis [3 to 4 mm] long, fractiflex, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acuminate, concave, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pale lilac to purple flowers with a cream colored lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing fide;