Robiquetia hamata Schltr. 1913

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm Cool SpringEARLY Summer

Common Name The Hook-Shaped Robiquetia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a simple, somewhat compressed, leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, oblong-ligulate, obtuse to unequally bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pendulous, peduncle to 6 [15 cm] long, few bracted, terete, 10 to 12 [25 to 30cm] long overall, rachis cylindrical, elongate, many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red-brownish with darker spots.


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