Robiquetia batakensis Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade HotWarm

Common Name The Batak Robiquetia [refers to a group of ethnic peoples from northern Sumatra]

Flower Size 1.44 [3.6 cm] long

Found in northen Sumatra at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a sometimes branching, thin stem carrying obliquely and narrowly lanceolate, narrowed and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a non branching, rachis angular, to 1.4 [3.,5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that face in all directions.

Schlechter states that the species is similar to R insectifera but differs in the much narrower leaves and the spur is of a different shape. The flowers are yellow with a light green spur and ovary.

Synonyms Malleola batakensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1913; *Saccolabium batakense Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;