Robiquetia punctata (J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Deep ShadeHotWarm Fall

Common Name The Spotted Robiquetia [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .14" [3.5mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lowlands hill forests at elevations of 250 to 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm, pendulous growing epiphyte with a few to several, oblong, shallowly obtusely unequally bilobed apically, with a small mucro in between leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, pendent, slender, mauve-purple, simple, racemose, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with 3 triangular-ovate, acute bracts and triangular-ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Malleola punctata J.J.Wood & Lamb 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Malleola punctata drawing fide/photo not!; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as Malleola punctata photo fide