Appendicula rupestris Ridl.1896

SECTION Appendicula Drawing by Seidenfaden

Flower Closeup?

Plant and Flower? Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name The Rock Living Appendicula

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on riverbanks as a small sized lithophyte with an erect, slender stem carrying grass-like, narrowing to a blunt tip leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal or near stem apex, elongating, 2" [5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!! I am not sure of the photo determination above as the plant does not have grass-like leaves and many flowers on a terminal inflorescence and fits the description for A undulata more. I await better photos and references. The Drawing by Seidenfaden is what I base this on. I have not seen Ridley's description.

Synonyms Podochilus rupestris (Ridl.) Schltr.1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide

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