Appendicula torricelliana Schltr. 1912SECTION Appendicula

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

Full shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Torricelli Range Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, erect to suberect, glabrous, densely leafy stems, enveloped completely by tightly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, oval, unequally bicuspidate apically, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, shorter to as long as the leaves, .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with oblong, obtuse to apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a pale rose red becoming yellowish with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide