Appendicula polyphylla Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Many Leaved Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, decumbent rhizome giving rise to strict to substrict, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent so suberect, oblong, obtuse, obliquely subbilobate, with a small, apical mucro leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, .8" [2 cm] long, subdensly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the flower in length floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish-yellow on the outside, the petals are tinged with red on the outside and the anther is yellow with a purple appendage and the keels of the lateral sepals are a light violet red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide