Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved

TYPE Drawing


Common Name or Meaning The Waria Malleola [Mountain range in New Guinea]

Flower Size 3/8" [8 to 9 mm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea as a small sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte at elevations of 100 to 300 meters in deep shade on a small branch of small trees in open seasonal rainforests with a densely leafed stem carrying, linear, obliquely obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, decurved to descending, 1.6" to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, several [12] flowered inflorescence with 3 sheathing bracts from which arise wide open, sweetly fragrant, longlasting flowers.

Synonyms *Malleola wariana Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Malleola wariana drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006 as Malleola wariana; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne as Malleola wariana 2011 photo good