Uncifera obtusifolia Lindl. 1859

Photo by Badlydrawnboy22 Phil and his Flickr Photo Site

Common Name The Rounded Leaf Uncifera

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, and Thailand at elevations of 1000 to 1700 as a pendent, small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by veined leaf sheaths and carrying flat, oblong-elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobes, narrowing to the jointed base leaves that blooms in the summer on a glabrous, pendent, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gastrochilus obtusifolius (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Gastrochilus obtusifolius (Lindl.) A.S.Rao & S.F.Mukerjee 1973; Saccolabium obtusifolium (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Uncifera heteroglossa Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Saccolabium obtusifolium drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 Saccolabium obtusifolium drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok

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