Appendicula pandurata (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm

Common Name The Lute Shaped Appendicula [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, non-branching stem carrying numerous, close set, oblong, unequally bilobed, fairly thin leaves that blooms on a terminal, shortly pedunculate, to 2.4" [6 cm] long overall, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish with a violet margin to the petals and that this orchid is similar to A pendula but this one has smaller flowers with a different lip structure.

Synonyms *Podochilus panduratus Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;