Robiquetia pantherina (Kraenzl.) Ames 1923

Flower CloseupPhotos by N T Gerald

Part Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Panther-Like Robiquetia

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 60 meters as a medium sized, hot growing monopodial epiphyte with stout, hanging, thick and compressed stems carrying leathery, oblong, slightly contracted at the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an opposite the leaf bases, elongate, densely many flowered, pendant, 12" [30 cm] racmose or one branched inflorescence carrying unscented, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms *Saccolabium pantherinum Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;