Appendicula reflexa neopommeranica

Appendicula reflexa Blume var. neopommeranica (Schltr.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 338

Basionym: Podochilus neopommeranicus

Roots elongated, villose. Stems erect, straight or slightly flexuose, terete, 30-45 cm long, densely many-leaved. Leaves erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, 2-4 by 0.6-1 cm, apex obtuse, mucronate. Inflorescences lateral, racemose, c. 1 cm long, short, 3-7-flowered, peduncle covered with clasping scales. Floral bracts patent to suberect, lanceolate, often a little longer than the ovary, apex acuminate. Flowers c. 0.5 cm long. Dorsal sepal oblong, 0.3 cm long, concave, apex obtuse. Lateral sepals obliquely oblong, 0.3 cm by 0.2 mm, apex obtuse; mentum obtuse. Petals obliquely ovate-oblong, c. 0.3 cm long, apex broadly obtuse. Lip obovate, 0.3 cm long, base rounded, with a horseshoe-shaped appendage, which is shortly decurrent on the margins of the blade, apex obtuse, with a minute indistinct callus. Column short, rostellum triangular, apex emarginate, stigma covered by a low transverse lamella; column-foot long. Anther deeply cordate, apex acuminate. Pollinia 6; caudicles obcordate, concave; viscidium minute. Fruit oblong-subcylindric, subsessile. (After Schlechter, 1905, as Podochilus neopommeranicus Schltr.).

Colours: Flower white.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lowland forest, also on rocks. Altitude 50 m.

Flowering time in the wild: November.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map: 57-176M.JPG

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte, keep in shade.

Note: Hardly, if at all, different from Appendicula reflexa.