Robiquetia gautierensis (J.J.Sm.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol IV

Deep Shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name The Gautier Robiquetia [A Mountain in New Guinea]

Flower Size 1/3" [8.3 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendant, incurved apically stem carrying 7, curved, half twisted basally, lanceolate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a decurved, short, densely 5 to 14 flowered, elliptic in cross-section peduncle and an angular, adpressed, black brown furfuraceous-puberulous rachis, racemose inflorescence with 2 shortly tubular, obtuse, keeled, small scales and triangular, adpressed, concave, acute floral bracts and carrying widely opening, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms *Malleola gautierensis J.J.Sm. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006 as Malleola gautierensis