Appendicula neohibernica Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Warm EARLY Winter

Common Name The New Ireland Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in the Bismarck archipelago and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 600 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, lanceolate to elliptic lanceolate, acute, minutely cut apically with a stetiform apicule leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, elongate, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, lanceolate, acute, glabrous much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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 ;