Robiquetia amesiana Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Photos courtesy of Jim Cootes, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning Ames's Robiquetia [American Botanist specializing in orchids of the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations of 60 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, pendulous, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous, fractiflex stem enveloped by withered, persistent sheaths carrying a 6 to 12, very leathery, alternate, narrowly oblong, velvetlike leaves that blooms on a pendulous, opposite the leaves, 1.4" to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Malleola constricta Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Malleola constricta; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Malleola constricta drawing/photo good; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Malleola constricta photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 as Malleola constricta photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as Malleola constricta;