Appendicula humilis Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Low Growing Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, strict to substrict, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, acute, unequally and minutely bilobed apically with a minute, setiform apicule leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, subdense 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, oblong, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white-yellow, the petals and lip white and the lip has red markings in the middle.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;