Robiquetia wassellii Dockr. 1967 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson

Common Name Wassell's Robiquetia [Australian Orchid Collector 20th century] - In Australia The Green Pouched Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia on Cape York Pennisula in seasonal rainforests at elevations around 200 to 600 meters as a large sized, shade loving, hot to warm growing epiphyte with long, pendulous stems carrying several strap-like leaves that are held towards the apical part and blooms in the winter on a pendulous, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing ok/photo good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide;