Robiquetia gracilis (Lindl.) Garay 1972 Photo by Copyright Dr N. Sasidharan and The Kerala Plants India Website

DrawingDrawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cool Cold LATERSpring Summer

Common Name The Graceful Robiquetia

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical wet, evergreen forests at elevations uo to 1200 meters as a as a small sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial, pendent growing epiphyte with a nonpseudobulbous, zig-zag to flexuous stem carrying alternate, narrowly linear, unequally bilobed apcially, narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on an axillary, 4.8" [12 cm] long, pendulous, many flowered inflorescence with minute, subulate,floral bracts.

Synonyms Gastrochilus gracilis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malleola gracilis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1913; *Saccolabium gracile Lindl. 1833; Sarcanthus gracilis (Lindl.) Rollisson 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;