Robiquetia vaupelii (Schltr.) Ormerod & J.J.Wood 2002 Photo by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Part Shade Hot Warm

Common Name Vaupel's Robiquettia [german botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Fiji and Samoa in montane forests at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate stem enveloped completely by sheathing leaf bases carrying elliptic to ligulate, unequally roundly bilobed apically leaves taht blooms on a pendent, racemose to weakly branching, 4 to 10.4" [10 to 26 cm] long, each branch .8 to 2.2" [2 to 5.5 cm] long, peduncle short, terete, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, broadly deltoi floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Pomatocalpa vaupelii (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; *Saccolabium vaupelii Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide;