Photo by Art Vogel

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photo by Jake Harvey and his Orchid Web Page


Common Name or Meaning The Woody Robiquetia

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Java at elevations of 250 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, monopodial, hot to cool growing epiphytic orchid with semi-pendulous stems with the apex turned upwards carrying 4 to 6, stiff, violet suffused, undulate margins, very unequal apically leaves that blooms in the fall on slowly lengthening to 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 flower open at any one time.

Differs from the similar M witteana in the much narrower spur of the lip

Synonyms Malleola ligulata (J.J. Sm.) J.J. Sm. 1914; Malleola ligulata var. baliensis J.J.Sm. 1926; *Saccolabium witteanum var. ligulatum J.J. Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium wiiteanum var ligulatum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Malleola ligulatadrawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;