Robiquetia spathulata (Blume) J.J. Sm. 1912 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part sunWarm to Hot Fall and Winter

Common Name The Sheath-Covered Spathe Robiquetia - In China Da Ye Ji Shu Fan

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

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, southern China, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Moluccas, Sumatra, Sulawesi and the Philippines in evergreen lowland riverine forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 400 to 800 [to 1600]? meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a hanging stem carrying obovate-oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendent, 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrow, reflexed floral bracts that is up to 6" [15 cm] long, producing a dense elongating head of 1/3" blooms occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Aerides densiflorum (Lindl.) Wall. ex Hook.f. 1890; Cleisostoma robustum Guillaumin 1930; *Cleisostoma spatulatum Blume 1825; Cleisostoma spicatum Lindl. 1847; Gastrochilus densiflorus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pomatocalpa densiflorum (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Saccolabium acutilabrum Gagnep. 1932; Saccolabium borneense Rchb.f 1881; Saccolabium densiflorum Lindl. 1833; Sarcanthus castaneus Ridl. 1896; Sarcanthus densiflorus (Lindl.) C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874

References W3 TropicosKew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Saccolabium densiflorum; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Cleisostoma spicatum drawing ok; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Clesisostoma spicatum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Cleisostoma spathulata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 Drawing as Cleisostoma spicatum; The Orchids of Thailand Seiddenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 Wood 2010; 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; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2014 photo good

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