!Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Appendage Carrying Grosourdya - In China Huo Ju Lan

Flower Size 1/4" to 5/8" [8 to 15 mm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Hainan province of China, Vietnam, penninsular Malaysia, Andaman Islands, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines often in primary or secondary riverine, lowland and hill forests on twigs at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 5 to 8, two ranked, narrowly lanceolate, fleshy, curved, apically and unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on many, arising from the base, thin, terete, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single, few [5] flowered inflorescence with one very small bract and triangular, acute, concave, reddish brown floral bracts and carrying the short-lived [1 day] flowers facing in all directions.

Synonyms Aerides pusilla Lindl. 1833; Ascochilus hirtulus (Hook. f.) Ridl. 1896; *Dendrocolla appendiculata Blume 1825; Pteroceras appendiculatum (Blume) Holttum 1960; Saccolabium oberonioides Guillaumin 1963; Sarcochilus appendiculatus (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905; Sarcochilus hirtulus Hook.f. 1890; Sarcochilus pusillus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863; Thrixspermum appendiculatum (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Thrixspermum hirtulum (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrocolla appendiculata; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as Sarcochilus hirtulus drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcochilus appendiculatus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Sarcochilus appendiculatus drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 drawing Sarcanthus appendiculus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Pteroceras appendiculata drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 as Pteroceras appendiculatus; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 as Pteroceras appendiculata photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;