Robiquetia rosea (Lindl.) Garay, 1972

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria.


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

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Common Name The Rose Colored Robiquetia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in India and Sri Lanka as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, stem carrying many, alternate, linear, apically unequally bilobed , basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Cleisostoma ornithorrhynchum (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972; Gastrochilus roseus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malleola rosea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1913; *Saccolabium roseum Lindl. 1833; Saccolabium walkerianum (Wight) Rchb.f. 1864; Sarcanthus ornithorrhynchus Rchb.f. 1856; Sarcanthus walkerianus Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Sarcanthus ornithorrhynchus; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok/photo good; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen Vol 6 Part 3 2014 photo fide