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Appendicula djamuensis

Appendicula djamuensis

Appendicula djamuensis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 346

Type: Schlechter 16602 (holo B, lost)

Epiphyte, erect or patent, up to 80 cm long; rhizome very short, roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, shortly villose; stems unbranched, almost straight, densely leafy, thinly terete, entirely covered by the closely appressed leaf-sheaths, 0.4-0.6 cm diameter; leaves erect-patent, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, obliquely obtuse, apex shallowly notched with a minute apiculum, 3-4.5 cm long, near the middle 1.5-1.8 cm wide; Inflorescence terminal or lateral near the apex of the stem, somewhat patent, densely many-flowered, elongated, up to 10 cm long; bracts reflexed, oblong, narrowly obtuse, shorter than the ovary. Flowers patent, glabrous. Sepals ovate, obtuse, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, at the base along the front margin lobed-dilated, mentum oblongoid, obtuse 0.4 cm long. Petals oblique, broadly elliptic, in front broadly obtuse, somewhat shorter than the sepals. Lip in outline oblong, apex emarginate with a minute callus-like thickened apiculum, in basal third concave, at the base with a narrow horseshoe-shaped lamella which is decurrent towards the middle, lip in total 0.6 cm long, above the middle 0.35 cm wide. Column short, without rostellum, stigma low. Anther ovate-subcordate, acute, glabrous; pollinia obliquely clavate, about equal-sized. Ovary with pedicel clavate, glabrous, 0.6 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flower whitish, basal margins of petals and lip red, anther red.

Epiphyte in lowland forest in shaded positions. Altitude 300 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte, keep in shade.

Not known

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Podochilinae
  • Genus Appendicula
  • Section Chaunodesme
  • Species Appendicula djamuensis
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 124, fig. 467

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Appendicula djamuensis Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 124, fig. 467