Robiquetia discolor (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. & Garay 1972

Plant and Inflorescence in situ the Philippines Photos by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The Phyto Images Website

Drawing and Collection sheet drawing by Filibot.web


Common Name The Different Colored Robiquetia

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 15 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a shortened stem carrying compact, oblong-elliptic, leathery, spreading, unequally bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pyramidal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Saccolabium discolor Rchb.f. 1878; Schoenorchis mindanaensis Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;