Appendicula undulata Blume 1825 SECTION Pododesme

Photo by Eric Hunt.

Side View of Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Full Shade Hot Warm Fall Winter Spring

Common Name The Undulate Appendicula

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Thailand, Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and The Philippines and Flores in mossy montane forests at riversides and at the base of limestone foothills at elevations around 200 to 800 meters as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, elongate, slightly flattened, pendulous, nonbranching stems with 2.4 to 3.2" [5.1 to 7.7 cm] between each elliptic-oblong, 2 ranked, oblique to the stem, sessile, obtuse, small toothed and reflexed, green to flushed purple leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on numerous, all along the stem, terminal and lateral, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, slender, few [1 to 2] flowered, racemose inflorescence.

The species in the photograph is Appendicula undulata var. longicalcarata (Rolfe) Ames 1921

Synonyms Appendicula longicalcarata (Rolfe) Schltr. 1914; Appendicula peruligera Rchb.f. 1857; Appendicula undulata var. longicalcarata (Rolfe) Ames 1921; Appendicula undulata var. undulata. ; *Podochilus longicalcaratus Rolfe 1894; Podochilus unciferus Hook.f. 1890; Podochilus undulatus (Blume) Schltr. 1900; Saccolabium longicalcaratum Rolfe 1894

References Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as A peruligera; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Podochilus unciferus drawing hmm; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Saccolabium longicalcaratum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Podochlus undulatus var longicalcaratus; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A longicalcarata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo wrong; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001 as A undulata var longicalcarataMalesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide