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Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 985

Type: Schlechter 17113 (holo B, lost); para

Epiphytic, stout, pendent; roots flexuose, glabrous. Stem unbranched, stout, leafy, somewhat flattened, 1.3-1.8 cm diam. Leaves erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, obtusely and unequally bilobulate, 20-25 cm long, near the middle 3-3.5 cm wide. Inflorescence pendulous, as long as or slightly longer than the leaf, cylindrical, elongated, c. 2.2 cm diam.; peduncle with a few small scales, terete, c. 15 cm long. Floral bracts recurved, lanceolate, acuminate, clearly shorter than the ovary. Flowers patent, glabrous. Sepals oblong, obtuse, 0.55 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely elliptic, obtuse, a little shorter than the sepals. Lip 3-lobed, with the lobes as long as the petals; lateral lobes obliquely globose, erect, broadly obtuse; mid-lobe only a little longer, ovate-triangular, subacute; spur cylindrical, apex hooked, obtuse, c. 1.4 cm long. Column very short, subquadrangular. Anther broadly ovate-cucullate; pollinia ellipsoid; stipe almost three times shorter, towards the base gradually somewhat dilated; viscidium rounded, slightly broader than the stipe. Ovary cylindrical, minutely squamulose, c. 0.8 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)


Flowers reddish brown with darker spots.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1000 to 1700 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution map

Intermediate growing epiphyte.

January, February, March, May, August, December.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 347, fig. 1338
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Robiquetia
  • Species Robiquetia hamata

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Robiquetia hamata

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Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., habit (stereo image), photo P. Jongejan, based on Jongejan 3102

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., inflorescence (stereo image), photo P. Jongejan, based on Jongejan 3102

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., flower (stereo image), photo P. Jongejan, based on Jongejan 3102

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., column and lip (stereo image), photo P. Jongejan, based on Jongejan 3102

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., habit, photo N.E.G. Cruttwell, based on Highland Orchid Collection

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., plant habit, photo Graham Corbin, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov., Mount Hagen

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., inflorescence, photo Jon Cara, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov., Mount Hagen

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., part of inflorescence, photo Jon Cara, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov., Mount Hagen

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., flower, front view, photo Jon Cara, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov., Mount Hagen

Robiquetia hamata

Robiquetia hamata Schltr., drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 347, fig. 1338