Robiquetia transversisaccata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.J.Wood 1993

Photo by © J. B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website


Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Transverse Sack-Shaped Robiquetia [refers to the back side of the spur]

Flower Size .25" [7 to 8mm]

Found only in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a spreading to pendulous, fractiflex, arcuate stem that roots at the base carrying several, ligulate, udulate marginally, obtusely unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a densely many flowered, 6" [to 15 cm] long inflorescence with 3 sterile bracts and triangular, cucullate, acuminate, reflexed floral bracts.

Synonyms *Malleola transversisaccata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 wood 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Genera Orchidacearum Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen Vol 6 Part 3 2014 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015 photo/drawing fide;