Appendicula xytriophora Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Chaunodesme

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Part shade Hot Cool Fall Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The With Handles Appendicula [refers to the side lobes of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Sarawak Borneo and the Philippines? in mossy lowlands and hill forests at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, pendulous, flattened stems carrying oblong, thin, acute leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a termial to lateral near the apex, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, membraneous bracts.

Synonyms Podochilus xytriophorus (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Podochilus xyriophorus; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman Wood etal 2001 Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011