Robiquetia mooreana (Rolfe) J.J. Sm. 1912 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name Moore's Robiquetia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of 26 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte of the hill forests occuring on twigs and tree branches in high light with stems carrying several, oblong, coriaceous, margins recurved leaves that are mottled purple beneath that blooms on a 8" [20 cm] long, pendulous inflorescence carrying has many [20 to 70], fleshy, long-lasting flowers, which open from the bottom up, all clustered towards the apex and occuring in the winter.

Synonyms Saccolabium bagnoliana F.M.Bailey 1900; Saccolabium kerstingianum Kraenzl. 1905; *Saccolabium mooreanum Rolfe 1893; Saccolabium mooreanum var. candidulum Sander 1901; Saccolabium sanderianum Kraenzl. 1894; Saccolabium sayerianum F. Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 as Saccolabium sanderianum drawing; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Saccolabium mooreana drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 photo; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo

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