Appendicula leytensis Ames 1923

Plant and Flowers Photos by Pelser & Barcelona and ThePhyto Images Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Leyte Appendicula [an island within the Philippine archipelago]

Flower Size

Found on the island of Leyte in the Philippines in forests at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with unbranched, leafy stems enveloped completely by leaf bases carrying elliptic-oblong, bilobed with a small point apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal to axillary, racemose, elongating as flowers open, successively 20 or so flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not convinced that this is the proper determination as it states unbranched stems and this one appears to be branched so please use with caution. Also I do not have any drawing or photo references for this species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;