Appendicula grandifolia Schltr. 1912 SECTION Appendicula

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Large Leaved Appendicula

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in New Guinea in primary forests on trees at elevations around 200 meters as an erect to patent, giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with spreading to erect, simple stems carrying basally clasping, erect, ligulate-oblong, obliqely apiculate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, erect to suberect, densely many flowered inflorescence with open, ovate-lanceolate, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912 drawing good; Lowaland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as A aff. grasndifloradrawing fide