Appendicula rostellata J.J.Sm.1910 SECTION Chromatodesme Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Yong Gee Name Website

Side view of flower with plant Photo by David Stella and his Flickr Photo Website

Full Shade Hot Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Beaked Appendicula

Flower Size .25" [7 to 7.3mm]

Found in Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with small to medium sized epiphyte with branching, erect, leafy stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths carrying, slightly curved, thin, coriaceous, mid-nerve prominent beneath, linear-ligulate to linear-oblong, unequally obtusely bilobulate and mucronate, somewhat basally twisted leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, fractiflex, .22" to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, concave, adpressed, imbricate, semi-pellucid, greenish white floral bracts that are almost as long but not equaling the flowers in length


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011