Robiquetia pachyphylla (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers

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Part shade WarmSpring

Common Name The Broad Leafed Robiquetia

Flower Size

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam as a warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and a few short, mostly fleshy, obtusely unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Aerides pachyphylla Rchb.f. 1880; Cleisocentron collettianum (King & Pantl.) Garay 1972; Robiquetia fuerstenbergiana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1913; Saccolabium collettianum King & Pantl 1897; Saccolabium fuerstenbergianum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1885/1995 as Aerides pachyphyllum; The Orchids of Thailand Seiddenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as R fuerstenbergiana drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 1988 drawing fide/photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 as Cleisocenton colletianumOrchid Genera in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam Schuiteman & Vogel 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo not!!; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo not!!; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide