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Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit., Phytotaxa 161 (2014) 71

Type: Schlechter 19558 (holo B, lost; iso AMES, BO, K, NSW)

Synonyms:

  • Malleola wariana Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 982

Epiphytic, small, 10-25 cm long. Roots filiform, glabrous. Stem densely leafy, gradually elongating, covered with striate-veined leaf-sheaths. Leaves patent, linear, apex obliquely subobtuse, 5.5-l0 cm long, near the middle 0.7-1 cm wide. Inflorescence decurved, shortly pedunculate, densely many-flowered, 2-4 cm long, c. 1.5-2 cm diam. across the flowers. Floral bracts lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary. Flowers patent, glabrous. Sepals elliptic, subacute, almost 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, broader. Petals similar to the sepals, subacute, oblique, almost 0.4 cm long. Lip spurred; lateral lobes semiquadrate, very small; mid-lobe lanceolate, acute, apex revolute, not reaching the apices of the sepals; spur in front compressed, towards the apex narrowed and recurved, obtuse, c. 0.8 cm long. Column subquadrangular, thick. Anther apiculate. Ovary cylindrical, c. 0.6 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)


Flowers yellowish, sepals and petals with reddish stripes.

Epiphyte in lowland forest; 300 to 900 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.

April, May.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 346, fig. 1333
  • O'Byrne, P., Lowland Orchid. Papua New Guinea (1994) 510, fig.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Robiquetia
  • Species Robiquetia wariana

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Robiquetia wariana

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Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit., habit, photo P. O'Byrne, based on O'Byrne M250 from PNG

Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit., Malleola wariana Schltr.), inflorescence, photo P. O'Byrne, based on O'Byrne M250

Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. (as Malleola wariana Schltr.), drawing P. O'Byrne in Lowland Orchids of New Guinea (1994) 511

Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. (as Malleola wariana Schltr.), drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 346, fig. 1333

Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. ( as Malleola wariana Schltr.), herbarium sheet, Schlechter 19558 (isotype specimen K), photo copyright the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Robiquetia wariana

Robiquetia wariana (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. ( as Malleola wariana Schltr.), detail of herbarium sheet, Schlechter 19558 (isotype specimen K), photo copyright the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew