Appendicula hexandra (J.König) J.J.Sm. 1932 SECTION Appendicula

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Deep Shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Six Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Sumatra on densely shady, mossy, vertical cliffs or mossy trees at elevations of 450 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with unbranched climbing stems enveloped completely by leaf sheaths carrying numerous, linear-lanceolate, shortly obtuse and nearly equally bidentate, mucronate, all in the same plane, distichous leaves that blooms on a very short to .8" [2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with small flowers

Synonyms Appendicula inornata Guillaumin 1961; Appendicula koenigii Hook.f. 1890; *Epidendrum hexandrum J.König 1791; Podochilus hexandrus (J.König) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as A koenigii drawing hmm; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as A koenigii drawing fide; Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidenfaden 1973; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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