Appendicula pendula Blume 1825 SECTION Chaunodesme Photo by © Peter O'Byrne


Plant Photos by © Peter O'Byrne courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Deep Shade Hot Cool Winter Spring

Common Name The Pendant Growing Appendicula

Flower Size .31" [7.8 mm]

Found in Thailand, Borneo, Java, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Fiji in lowland, hill, alluvial and lower montane forests on trees close to the ground or on mossy banks and rocks at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with close set, terete to slightly flattened, elongate, non-branched stem carrying many narrowly lanceolate, shortly bilobed and apiculate apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on both terminal and lateral, pendulous, gradually extending to 7" [to 17.5 cm] long, 2 to 4 successively many flowered inflorescence enveloped by sheaths and with oblong-lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Appendicula chalmersiana F.Muell. 1885; Appendicula lancifolia Hook.f. 1890; Appendicula latibracteata J.J.Sm. 1914; Appendicula latibracteata var. rajana J.J.Sm. 1927; Appendicula maingayi Hook.f. 1890; Appendicula pendula var. latibracteata (J.J.Sm.) Holttum 1953; Appendicula philippinensis (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1905; Conchochilus distichus Hassk. 1842; Podochilus lancifolius (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1900; Podochilus pendulus (Blume) Schltr. 1900; Podochilus philippinensis Schltr. 1900; Podochilus rupicola Ridl. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Appendicula lancifolia drawing good; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Appendicula maingayii drawing good; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as A philippinense; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Field Guide To the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vadhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good