Robiquetia compressa (Lindl.) Schltr. 1913

Photos courtesy of David Banks, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

FragrantPart Sun WarmCold

Common Name or Meaning The Compressed Robiquetia [refers to the flattened stem]

Flower Size 3/8" 1/2" [.8 to 1.25 cm]

Found on Mindanao in the Philippines on tree trunks in bright light at elevations around 500 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect to semi-pendulous stem carrying leathery, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a sometimes branching, to 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with sweetly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Gastrochilus compressus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Robiquetia ramosii Ames 1922; *Saccolabium compressum Lindl. 1843;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Saccolabium compressum; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 NO 1 1987 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide;