Appendicula pauciflora Blume 1825 SECTION Appendicula

Another Angle Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by J.J.Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Deep shade CoolCold Fall

Common Name The Few Flowered Appendicula

Flower Size 1/8" [.2mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java and Borneo in humid and dry seasonal forests in moist shady areas at elevations of 1200 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with many close set, fairly stiff, not branching stems carrying many, oblong, thick, fleshy, unequally bilobed apically, green to purple leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal and lateral, much shorter than the leaves, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, as long to a bit shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Podochilus pauciflorus (Blume) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1908; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok;