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Robiquetia flexa

Robiquetia flexa

Robiquetia flexa (Rchb.f.) Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23, 4 (1972) 196


  • Saccolabium flexum Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. (1882, II) 520
    - Type: Veitch cult. (Macfarlane) s.n. (New Guinea)
  • Ornithochilus moretonii F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agric. J. 5 (1899) 40
    - Type: Lamington cult. (Bailey) s.n. (New Guinea, Samarai) (holo BRI)

Basionym: Saccolabium flexum

Inflorescence straight, densely many- or few-flowered. Sepals and petals ligulate, subacute. Lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes minute, obtuse; mid-lobe triangular, fleshy; spur saccate, obtuse, at the mouth with a crescent-shaped callus. (After Reichenbach f., 1882)

Flowers probably scarlet.

Epiphyte in lowland forest.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea, locality unspecified.

Warm growing epiphyte.

Not known.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Robiquetia
  • Species Robiquetia flexa

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Robiquetia flexa

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