Robiquetia tibetica (W.C.Huang & X.H.Jin) P.O'Byrne 2017

Photo by Li Lin

Common Name The Tibetan Robiquetia

Flower Size

Found in Xizang Zizhiqu province of China in riverside forests at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying 2 ranked, obliquely lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, shorter than the leaf, to 7" [17.5 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Differs from R dentifera and R vietnamensis by the uniformly green leaves, flowers with a basaly thickened mid lobe, a column that is crystaline-papillose adaxially and entire side lobes of the lip and the absense of a tooth on the side lobe inner margin.

Synonyms *Malleola tibetica W.C.Huang & X.H.Jin 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 O'Byrne; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;