Appendicula uncata Ridl. 1896

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Full shade Warm Cool Winter Spring Fall

Common Name The Hooked Appendicula

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Malaysia and Sarawak Borneo in lowland forests as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate stems carrying many 2 ranked, 45 degrees to the stem, narrowing gradually to an almost pointed, slightly notched apex with a tooth in the sinus, all twisted to be in one plane, basally clasping, narrowly oblong leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a very short, terminal to lateral, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively to 10 flowered inflorescence.

This species is very close to A reflexa but this one has larger and much longer flowers

Synonyms Appendicula uncata subsp. sarawakensis J.J.Wood 1984; Podochilus uncatus (Ridl.) Ridl. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 as A uncata subsp sarawakensis drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001 as A uncata subsp sarawakensis; Genera Orchidacearum Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rassmusen 2005; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 as A uncata subsp sarawakensis; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo not??