Epiblastus unguiculatus (J.J.Sm.) Ormerod 2015

TYPE Drawing by P Royen

Common Name or Meaning The Clawed Epiblastus

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in mossy forests at elevations of 2400 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing clumping terrestrial or low epiphyte on tree trunks with elongated, entirely adnate to the rhizome or the lower ones with the apex free, the free apex appressed to the rhizome, when dried laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, strap-shaped, subobtuse to subacute, sometimes apiculate, mid-rib grooved above, prominent below, coriaceous, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms on fasciled, peduncle thin, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with very small, adpressed, dilated basally, acutely acuminate, concave floral bracts and carrying rather fleshy violet colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 Ormerod 2015 photo/drawing fide;