Robiquetia penangiana (Hook.f.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Photo by The Orchids of Malaya Website

Another Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE Spring EARLYsummer

Common Name The Penang Robiquetia [A state of Malaysia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in mixed hill forests on trees by rivers at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying several narrowly lanceolate, fleshy, gradually narrowing apically, bilobed, acute lobed, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a stiff, downwards pointing, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gastrochilus penangianus (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Malleola penangiana (Hook.f.) J.J.Sm. & Schltr. 1913; Saccolabium hendersonii Carr 1929; *Saccolabium penangianum Hook.f. 1890;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker f. 1893 as Saccolabium pennangianum drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Saccolabium penangiana drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Malleola penangiana; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Malleoila penangiana drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Malleola penangiana; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Malleola penangiana; Opera Botanica #95 1988 as Malleola penangiana drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Malleola penangiana drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 as Malleola penangiana; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as Malleola pengangiana; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Malleola penangiana; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as Robiquetia penangiana photo fide