Appendicula pseudopendula (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

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

Full shade Hot Warm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The False Pendent Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 250 to 700 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, substrict to subflexuous, terete, glabrous, leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, unequally and minutely bilobed apically, with a small, apical mucro leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal to lateral, elongate, to 8" [20 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with refelexed, elliptic, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and the sepals are slightly green on the outside and the petals, lip and column are red bordered.

Synonyms Appendicula papuana Kraenzl. 1905; Appendicula pseudopendula var. cryptostigma Schltr. 1912; *Podochilus pseudopendulus Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Appendicula pseudopendula var. cryptostigma drawing fide;