Bulbophyllum unguiculatum Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008 Photo by © Rogier van Vugt and his P-Base Orchid Photo Website

Another Angle Photo by © Art Vogel

Part Shade Hot Warm EARLY

Common Name The Clawed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.4" [6.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi in lower montane forests at elevations around 900 to 2500 meters as as small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, branched rhizome with small disc-shaped, green pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 2, basal, to 6.4" [to 16 cm] long, laxly 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying well spaced flowers

This species, B coriaceum and B apodum are all very similar and all could be the same variable species.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bidi Govaerts 1996; Bulbophyllum minutiflorum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Bulbophyllum pumilio Ridley 1908; Bulbophyllum rajanum J.J.Sm. 1927; Bulbophyllum reilloi Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Phyllorchis unguiculata (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as B relloi; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B reilloi; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Conber 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing hmm/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo good; Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm O Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo good