Robiquetia brevifolia (Lindl.) Garay 1972 Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema


Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cool MIDWinter MID Spring

Common Name The Short Leaved Robiquetia

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical wet evergreen forets at elevations up to 1850 meters as a large sized, cool growing, monopodial, scandent epiphyte with an elongate, non-pseudobulbous, slender stem carrying alternate, short, sessile, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, channeled along the middle, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring on an axillary, arching, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with small, triangula-ovate, acute to subacute floral bracts.

Synonyms Gastrochilus brevifolius (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium brevifolium Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;