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This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea to Vanuatu.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Solomon Is., Vanuatu

Appendicula polystachya (Schltr.) Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [402], Papua New Guinea 18274.000
Hunt, P.F. [2238], Solomon Is. 28307.000
Hunt, P.F. [2211], Solomon Is. 28311.000
Hunt, P.F. [2498], Solomon Is. 28878.000
Iromea [2540], Solomon Is. 28879.000
Hunt, P.F. [2436], Solomon Is. 28892.000
Amas [A 1], Solomon Is. 50767.000
Wickison, S. [46], Solomon Is. 50909.000
Wickison, S. [103], Solomon Is. 52190.000
Wickison, S. [89], Solomon Is. 52193.000
Wickison, S. [103], Solomon Is. 52982.000
Wickison, S. [210], Solomon Is. 52984.000
Cribb, P.J. [23], Vanuatu 53085.000
Wheatley, J. [117 A], Vanuatu 53530.000
Schlechter, F.R.R. [14664], Papua New Guinea K000810813
Polak, A.M. [910], Irian Jaya K000342132

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 356 (1912)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ormerod, P. (2017). Checklist of Papuasian Orchids: 1-494. Nature & Travel Books, Australia.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0