Robiquetia dutertei Cootes, Naive & M.Leon 2016 Photo by The Mt Sumagaya Creek Orchids Website


Common Name Duteurte's Robiquetia [Philippine president current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao in montane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a few leathery, basally twisted, centrally grooved, narrowly oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent peduncle 3" [7.5 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate floral bracts.

Similar to R cerina but R duteurte has a different spur shape and fewer flowers in a shorter inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchidee Vol 2 [11] 2016 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #2 2017 photo fide;