Robiquetia succisa (Lindl.) Seidenf. & Garay 1972 Photo by Orchidsflowers.com website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

Part shadeWarm Summer THROUGH Winter

Common Name The Abruptly Broken Off Robiquetia -refers tot he leaf apex - In China Ji Shu Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [6 to 7 mm]

Found in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong, , Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam as a small to medium sized, creeping ascendant to pendant, warm growing, monopodial epiphyte or lithophyte with a pendant, slender, scandent, rigid stem carrying narrowly oblong, fleshy, 5 nerved, amplexicaul and slightly narrowing towards the base, blunt and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer through winter on an axillary, descending, 2 1/2 to 6 1/2" [6 to 16 cm] long, racemose, to 2 branched, many waxy flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves.

Synonyms Cleisostoma virginale Hance 1877; Cymbidium satyrium Buch.-Ham. ex Wall 1832; Gastrochilus parvulus Kuntze 1891; Oeceoclades paniculata Lindl. 1833; Pomatocalpa virginale (Hance) J.J.Sm. 1912; Robiquetia paniculata (Lindl.) J.J. Sm. 1912; Saccolabium buccosum Rchb. f. 1871; Saccolabium parvulum Lindl. 1859; Sarcanthus henryi Schltr. 1919; *Sarcanthus succisus Lindl. 1826; Uncifera buccosa (Rchb.f.) Finet ex Guillaumin 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Saccolabium buccosum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium buccosum drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seiddenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 drawing; Opera Botanica #95 1988 drawing /fidephoto good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;

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