Appendicula lucida Ridl. 1896 SECTION Appendicula Photo by Art Vogel and The HBL Orchidaceae 35 Website

Another Flower Photo by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Clearing House Mechanism Website

Common Name The Shining Appendicula [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size minute

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo mostly by rivers in hill forests at elevations of 500 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths carrying almost triangular, at right angles to the stem, shortly and unequally bilobed apically, narrowing below into the leaf bearing sheaths, leaves that blooms on both terminal and lateral, axillary, thin, freely branching, .28" [7 mm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Podochilus lucidus (Ridl.) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New GFuinea Schlechter 1912; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malewsian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide