Appendicula oblonga Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Cool EARLY Winter

Common Name The Oblong Appendicula [Refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, strict to substrict, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, acute, unequally and minutely bilobed apically with a minute setiform apicule leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal to lateral, elongate, to 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green with red bordered petals and large red streeaks in the middle and on the margins of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;