Robiquetia camptocentrum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912
Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
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