Robiquetia aberrans (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit.  2014

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Common Name The Deviating Robiquetia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Bali, Sulawesi and the Philippines in deep forests, riverine forests and in fairly open areas at elevations of sealevel to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 3 to 4, purple suffused, rather thin, lanceolate, obtuse and slightly unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendulous, to 3.2 to 5" [8 to 12.5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying close set, simultaneously opening flowers .

Synonyms Abdominea macranthera (Ridl.) Carr 1932; Malleola aberrans (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1920; Malleola altocarinata Holttum 1947; Malleola baliensis J.J. Sm. 1920; Malleola macranthera (Ridl.) Holttum 1947; *Saccolabium aberrans Schltr. 1911; Saccolabium macrantherum Ridl. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:283 Holttum 1947 as Malleola altocarinata; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:284 Holttum 1947 as Malleola macrantha; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Malleola altocarinata drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 1988 as Malleola albocarinata drawing good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Malleola altocarinata; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as Malleola baliense photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Malleola macranthera drawing good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Malleola altocarinata; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as Malleola cf baliensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 11 2001 as Malleola baliense photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as Malleola baliense photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001 as Malleola baliensis; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 as Malleola baliensis photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Malleola baliense photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as Malleola baliense photo fide