Appendicula podochiloides J.J.Sm. 1945

SECTION Appendicula

Plant and Flowers Photos by Tun Jang and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Podochilus-Like Appendicula

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra in primary forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with numerous, in simple bundles, terete, leafy throughout stems carrying 2 ranked, sessile, ovate, obtuse, shortly and obtusely bilobed apically with a spike between the lobes, basally clasping leaves that blooms on terminal to axillary, short, successively to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent, refelexed, triangular to ovate-triangular, fleshy floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution. It does match fairly well the written description by Comber but I have seen no drawings of this species.


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