Robiquetia camptocentrum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

TYPE Drawing

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

Partial shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Short Leaved Robiquetia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, occasionally basally branching, slightly compressed, wood stem entirely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 4 to 5 per stem, in an apically tight cluster, distichous, oblong, thick, leathery, unequally emarginate apically, green suffused with purple leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, peduncel .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] log, smooth pale yellow-green, 1.2" [3 cm] long, densely 25 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow with brown red spots on the inside.

Synonyms *Saccolabium camptocentrum Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as Robiquetia aff. camptocentrum drawing ok