Uncifera lancifolia (King & Pantl.) Schltr. 1914

Photo by Leonid V Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Part shade Cool Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Lanceolate Leaved Uncifera

Flower Size

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a monopodial, pendent, weakly zig-zag stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the subsessile base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, slender, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with basal sheaths and lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.

Synonyms *Saccolabium lancifolium King & Pantl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium lancifolium drawing fide; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002