Appendicula purpurascens Blume 1825

Plant and Flowers Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands in mossy montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to horizontal stems carrying ovate, obtuse, basally twisted leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendulous, terminal to from the upper lateral nodes, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Podochilus purpurascens (Blume) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 drawing fide;