Robiquetia josephiana Manilal & C.S.Kumar 1984 Photo by The Hindu Magazine

Inflorescence Photo by The Silent Valley Kerala Natianal Park Website

Drawing Drawing by J Joseph

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Joseph's Robiquetia [Indian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in south western India [Kerala] at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with alternate, distichous, linear, thick oblique and acute apically, grooved along the dorsal side, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect, longer than the leaves, 1 to 2 sterile bracted, 1.4 to 3" [3.5 to 7.5 cm] long, several to amny flowered inflorescnece with minute, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying white flowres with a pinkish spur.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007