Appendicula reflexa Blume 1825 SECTION Appendicula

Plant and Flowers

Plant in situ Borneo Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Back-Bent Appendicula - In China Tai Wan Niu Chi Lan

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, Moluccas, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Bismarck Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and the Coral Islands in lowlands and hill forests at elevations of 100 to 1100 as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, terete, simple stems carrying many oval, basally twisted, shortly unequally bilobed apically, basally lightly clasping leaves with sheaths persisting long after the leaves have fallen, that blooms in the summer and fall on lateral, on the back of the stems, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with close set flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Appendicula cordata Hook.f. 1890; Appendicula cornuta var. formosana (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1990; Appendicula dalatensis Guillaumin 1961; Appendicula formosana Hayata 1911; Appendicula formosana var. kotoensis (Hayata) T.P.Lin 1977; Appendicula kotoensis Hayata 1911; Appendicula minutiflora Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Appendicula reflexa f. cleistogama J.J.Sm. 1909; Appendicula reflexa var. cycloglossa (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911; Appendicula reflexa var. neopommeranica (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912; Appendicula reflexa var. reflexa.; Appendicula robusta Ridl. 1924; Appendicula vanikorensis Ames 1932; Appendicula vieillardii Rchb.f. 1876; Appendicula viridiflora Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Appendicula wenzelii Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Podochilus formosanus (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1995; Podochilus kotoensis (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1996; Podochilus reflexus (Blume) Schltr. 1900; Podochilus neopommeranicus Schltr. 1905; Podochilus reflexus var. cycloglossus Schltr. 1911; Podochilus taiwanianus S.S.Ying 1977; Podochilus vieillardii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Appendicula cordata drwaing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as A reflexa var neopommeranica drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing ok; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo not?; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lowland Orchids of Papua and New Guinea O' Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 as Podochilus taiwanianus; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; 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; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Thailand Vol 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo good

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