Robiquetia virescens Ormerod & S.S.Fernando 2008 Photo by The Enchanting Kerala Website


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

Part shadeWarm LATERSummer

Common Name The Greenish Robiquetia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying linear-lanceolate, apically unequally bilobed, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, 18" [45 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Robiquetia virescens (Gardner ex Lindl.) Jayaw. 1981; Saccolabium virescens Gardner ex Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007