Appendicula palustris angusta

Appendicula palustris J.J.Sm. f. angusta J.J.Sm., Nova Guinea 8, 1 (1909) 117, pl. 39, 131

Type: Versteeg 1601 (holo BO 2x; iso L)

Epiphytic. Leaves 8-12 by 0.65-0.9 cm. Sepals narrower than in the typical form. Petals narrower than in the typical form, clearly spathulate. Apical callus of the lip minute. (After Smith, 1909).

Colours: Sepals and petals yellow-green, lip white with two purple spots, column spotted purple.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lowland forest in shaded positions. Altitude 0 m.

Flowering time in the wild: June, July.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 57-146M.JPG

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte, keep in shade.