Appendicula longa J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Pododesme

Plant and Flowers Photos by Th. Nordhausen and J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Long Appendicula [refers to the stems]

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra and Java in moist forests low on the trees at elevations of 1250 to 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with long, quite thick, sparingly branched stems carrying oblong, close set, all in one plane leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a simple to branched, usually terminal but can be lateral, pendulous, peduncle 3.2" [8 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence and each flower has a circular, concave, obtuse, floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 Photo fide;