Robiquetia pinosukensis J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1993

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Gary Yong Gee Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Eleanor Catherine

Common Name The Pinosuk Plateau Robiquetia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to medium szied, cool growing epiphyte with a spreading to pendulous stem carrying coriaceous, ligulate, very unequally bilobed, one lobe elongate to 1.6" [4 cm] long, the other short and tooth-like leaves taht blooms fall, winter and spring on a usually paniculate, to 3 branched, sometimes simple, peduncle 2 to 4.6" [5 to 11.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 remote sterile bracted, , rachis 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, branches 1.8 to 3.6" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, aristate floral bracts. and carrying flowers that do or do not have fragrance if so scented of cucumber .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood 1993 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 Wood 2010; Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo good; Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good