Robiquetia tomaniensis J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2010

Photo by Gary Yong Gee Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Ulu Tomani Robiquetia [An Area of the Tenom District, Sabah Borneo]

Flower Size .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a a spreading to pendulous stem carrying stiffly coriaceous, ligulate, unequally obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a racemose, pendent, peduncle 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, rachis 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts. .

Similar to R crockerensis but R tomaniensis is distinguished by the spur which is conical below, distally distinctly constricted and then dilated into a transversely compressed, shallowly retuse, obtuse, incurved apical portion.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 Wood 2010 photo/ drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne, Gokusung 2015 photo/drawing fide;