Robiquetia bertholdii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1913 Photo by Katja Schulz and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Postage Stamp Photos Pierre Guertin and His Philatelic Herbarium Website

Part sun Hot to Warm

Common Name or Meaning Berthold's Robiquetia

Flower Size 1/8" [3.25 mm]

Found in Fiji, Santa Cruz Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu at the seashore up to the lower montane forests at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a fleshy stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying alternate, to 5, oblong, unequally bilobed apically, light green leaves that blooms on a lateral, 3.6" to 8" [9 to 20 cm] long, 30 to 45 flowered, racemose inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Gastrochilus constrictus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Malleola graeffei (Rchb.f.) P.F.Hunt 1970; Malleola mimus (Rchb.f.) P.F.Hunt 1970; Robiquetia constricta (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972; Robiquetia graeffei (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972; Robiquetia mimus (Rchb. f.) Garay 1972; Saccolabium bertholdii Rchb.f. 1868; Saccolabium constrictum Rchb.f. 1878; Saccolabium graeffei Rchb.f. 1881; Saccolabium kajewskii Ames 1932; *Saccolabium mimus Rchb. f. 1878;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium constrictum; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp as R mimus drawing ok; Die Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as R mimus; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Crib 1989 drawing good; Orchids of The Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994