Robiquetia rosea (Lindl.) Garay, 1972

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria.


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

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Common Name The Rose Colored Robiquetia

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in India and Sri Lanka in submontane or tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations up to 1850 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, nonpseudobulbous stem carrying many, alternate, linear, apically unequally bilobed, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axillary, slender, 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute to rounded floral bracts

Synonyms Cleisostoma ornithorrhynchum (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972; Gastrochilus roseus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malleola rosea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1913; *Saccolabium roseum Lindl. 1833; Saccolabium walkerianum (Wight) Rchb.f. 1864; Sarcanthus ornithorrhynchus Rchb.f. 1856; Sarcanthus walkerianus Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Sarcanthus ornithorrhynchus; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing ok/photo good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen Vol 6 Part 3 2014 photo fide