Appendicula ovalis (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. ex Mansf. 1934 SECTION Oligodesme Photo by Malaysian Orchid Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Oval Appendicula

Flower Size .18" [4.5 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java on trunks and branches or on rocky roadside embankments at elevations of 150 to 1600 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with pendulous, freely branching stems carrying many, oblong, obtuse, very shortly and unequally bilobed apically leaves that are smaller on side branches that blooms on a terminal and lateral, .8" [2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the flower floral bract.

Synonyms Podochilus ovalis Schltr.1900

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 fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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