Robiquetia brevifolia (Lindl.) Garay 1972 Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema


Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade

Common Name The Short Leaved Robiquetia

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka as a large sized, monopodial epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying alternate, short, sessile, oblong-elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, arching, 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gastrochilus brevifolius (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium brevifolium Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;