Maxillaria unguiculata Schltr. 1920 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Clawed Maxillaria [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia as a miniature sized epiphyte with a decumbent rhizome with .4 to .8 [1 to 2 cm] between each narrowly ovoid, soon longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect-patent, coriaceous, linear, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a basal, arising on a new pseudobulb, erect, peduncle flexuous, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, enveloped completely and tightly by 4 amplexicaul bracts, single flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts that are similar to those on the peduncle

Somewhat similar to M notylioglossa

Synonyms Rhetinantha unguiculata (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 173 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:239 Schlechter1929 drawing fide;