Appendicula lutea Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Yellow Flowerd Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, more or less flexuous, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, unequally and longly bidentate apically, minutely serrate-denticulate margin leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal to lateral, elongate, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, subdense, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with refelexed, lanceolate, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are more golden yellow than not and the lip has 2 brownish spots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 ;