Appendicula rubens (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Appendicula TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cool

Common Name The Reddish Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in west and south Sumatra in montane forest at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, non-branching, terete stems carrying basally twisted, oblong-ovate, shortly bilobed with a small spike in between leaves that blooms on a terminal and axillary, very short almost sessile, rachis .4" [1 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, ovate-oblong, concave floral bracts.

J J Smith stated that the flowers are red and comber states that the specimen at kew also had reddish leaves and stems.

Synonyms *Podochilus rubens Schltr. 1911

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