Robiquetia insectifera (J.J.Sm.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Photo by Seidenfaden

Side View of Flowers

Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright ,


Drawing by Peter O'Byrne Copyright ,


Common Name or Meaning The Insect Bearing Robiquetia - In China Chui Zhu Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Hainan province of China. Java, the lesser Sunda Islands and Maluku at elevations of 750 to 1300 meters in primary and secondary forests as a medium to large sized, horizontal to pendulous, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, horizontal to pendant stems carrying 15+, linear-lanceolate, unequal apically leaves that blooms in the late spring on several, 2" + [5 cm+] long, several [15 to 20] to many flowered infloresecence arising from near the apex of the stem with about half of the flowers open at any one time.

Synonyms Malleola insectifera (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. & Schltr. 1913; *Saccolabium insectiferum J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium insectiferum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Malleola insectiferum drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Malleola insectifera; Opera Botanica #95 1988 as Malleola insectifera drawing fide/ photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as Malleola insectifera photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Malleola insectifera drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as Malleola insectifera; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as Malleola insectifera photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Malleola insectifera photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Malleola insectifera photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Malleola insectifera; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Malleola insectifera drawing/photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo/drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;