Phalaenopsis appendiculata Carr 1929 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet] Christensen 2001

Photo by Tan Eng Tiek

Flower Closeup

Photo by The Oman and His Orchid Website

Plant flowering in flask

Photo by Nik Fahmi

Common Name The The Small Appendage Phalaenopsis [refers to the longitudinal rows of teeth lateral to the 2 central calli on the lip]

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia only in the state of Pahang in tropical rainforests on mossy tree branches near streams and riversat elevations of 20 to 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte occuring on small branches with a very short stem carrying 2 to 4, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute or obtuse leaves with a petiolate clasping base and blooms on a short, few flowered, suberect, racemose, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence with successive flowers occuring in the spring. The photo is of a seedling 10 months after germination flowering in the flask.

Synonyms Doritis appendiculata (Carr) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Grussia appendiculata (Carr) M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis appendiculata f. alba O.Gruss & Roeth 2011; Polychilos appendiculata [Carr] Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #4 1969 photo/drawing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #4 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #6 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

Phalaenopsis appendiculata Carr 1929 var alba

Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi

A white color form of the previous species