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Appendicula vanimoensis

Appendicula vanimoensis

Appendicula vanimoensis Ormerod, Oasis 2, 4 (2003) 3

Type: Kempter s.n. (Kaiser Wilhelmsland, area behind Vanimo) (holo B, lost)


  • Appendicula bracteata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 16 (1919) 119 (non (Schltr.) J.J. Smith)

Epiphytic, erect., c. 30 cm high. Rhizome very short. Roots filiform, flexuose, finely villose. Stems erect or suberect, unbranched, terete, entirely covered with the tightly clasping leaf-sheaths, densely leafy, 0.25-0.3 cm diam. Leaves erect-patent, obliquely oblong, unequally bilobulate with a subulate apiculum, l.7-2.8 cm long, near the middle 0.5-0.9 cm wide. Inflorescences terminal, subsessile, rather laxly 8-14-flowered, up to 4.5 cm long . Floral bracts erect-patent, becoming subrecurved, slightly surpassing the flowers, oblong-lanceolate, acute. Flowers erect-patent, glabrous. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, mid-rib outside keeled-thickened, 0.7 cm long. Lateral sepals falcate-oblique, at the base strongly dilated; mentum semi-oblong, obtuse, 0.3 cm long. Petals obliquely and narrowly ligulate, rather obtuse, a little shorter than the sepals. Lip with a broadly ligulate claw, rhombic-elliptic, acuminate, 0.7 cm long, above the middle 0.3 cm wide, in the middle 2-ribbed, below the middle with a backwards pointing, obtuse, 2-apiculate, carnose callus. Column short, in specimen seen without rostellum. Anther deeply 3-fid, acuminate. Ovary pedicellate, clavate, glabrous, 0.7 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1919, as Appendicula bracteata Schltr.).

Not recorded.


Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea


Not known

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Podochilinae
  • Genus Appendicula
  • Section Chaunodesme
  • Species Appendicula vanimoensis

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Appendicula vanimoensis

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