Robiquetia hansenii J.J.Sm. 1920

Drawing by © J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot Warm

Common Name Hansen’s Robiquetia

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, elliptic in cross-section stem carrying oblong, sessile, bilobed apically, rounded lobed leaves that blooms on a thick, terete, scurfy, peduncle to 1.32” [3 cm] long, rachis, thickened, many ribbed, to 3.6” [9 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that face in all directions and do not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;