Bulbophyllum unguilabium Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shadeWarmCoolWinter

Common Name The Claw Shaped Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forsts at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, filiform, flexuous, glabrous rhizome giving rise to minute, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ellipitc to broadly elliptic, obtuse to minutely apiculate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a short to .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple

Synonyms Diphyes unguilabium (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;