(pronounced: un-SIF-er-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Small monopodial epiphytes. Leaves coriaceous, strap-shaped, unevenly bilobed at the apex, two-ranked. Inflorescences axillary, laxly pendent, densely-flowered racemes, subequal to or slightly longer than the leaves. Flowers cupped, small. Sepals and petals free, subsimilar. Lip obscurely three-lobed, with a prominent incurved or recurved funnel-shaped spur. Column short, bent downwards so that the stigma faces the inside of the spur; pollinia 2, somewhat cleft, on an elongate, spatulate stipe.


A genus of six species ranging from Nepal and northeast India to Vietnam. Uncifera was previously included in a broadly defined Saccolabium Blume.

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