Robiquetia vietnamensis (Guillaumin) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning The Vietnamese Robiquetia - In China Chui Zhu Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [.7 cm]

Found in southern Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Thailand, Borneo, Vietnam, penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra on tree trunks in forests at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with elongate pendulous stems with the apices arising enveloped by basal leaf bearing sheaths carrying, several, narrowly lanceolate, oblique apically, slightly undulate leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, lateral to pendulous, dense and many flowered, 3.6" [9.1 cm] long, ribbed inflorescence that blooms in the summer with an axillary, short, several [10] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Ascochilus vietnamensis Guillaumin 1964; Malleola dentifera J.J. Sm. 1927; Malleola vietnamensis (Guillaumin) Guillaumin 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Malleola dentifera; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Malleola dentifera drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Malleola dentifera drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 1988 as Malleola dentifera drawing fide/photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Malleola dentifera drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Malleola dentifera; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as Malleola dentifera photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001 as Malleola dentifera; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Malleola dentifera photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Malleola dentifera photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Malleola dentifera; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Malleola dentifera; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as Malleola dentifera photo fide

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