Appendicula pseudopendula cryptostigma

Appendicula pseudopendula (Schltr.) Schltr. var. cryptostigma Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 349

Type: Schlechter 16254 (holo B, lost; iso E, K, L)

Differs from the typical form in the broadly and obliquely elliptic petals, the broadly elliptic lip which is entirely without an appendage, in the column in front at the apex being deeply bilobed, with the lobes concealing the stigma, and in the short column-foot. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Colours: Not recorded.

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

Flowering time in the wild: July, December.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 57-168M.JPG

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte, keep in shade.