Robiquetia bifidus (Lindl.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Photo by Raab Bustamante and The Phyto Images Website

Inflorescecnce Photos courtesy of Jim Cootes, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade HotCool

Common Name or Meaning The Bifid Robiquetia [refers to the split labellum]

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations up to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, semi-pendulous, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a semi-pendulous stem carrying a few oblong to elliptic, unequally bliobed apically leaves that blooms on a pendulous, to 50 flowered, racemose inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate bracts and odor-less flowers.

Synonyms Gastrochilus bifidus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Megalotus bifidus (Lindl.) Garay 1972; *Saccolabium bifidum Lindl. 1838; Sarcanthus bifidus (Lindl.) Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Saracanthus bifidus photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Megalotis bifidus; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Megalotis bifidus drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 as Megalotis bifidus photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Megalotis bifidus photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as Megalotis bifidus; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Megalotis bifidus photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen Vol 6 Part 3 2014 as Megalotis bifidus; Genera Orchidacearum Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen Vol 6 Part 3 2014 drawing fide