(pronounced: roh-beh-KET-ee-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Named to honor Pierre Robiquet, a French chemist, for his numerous discoveries, including caffeine and morphine.


A genus of about 40 species from India to the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Plants and flowers of Robiquetia are similar to those of Pomatocalpa but have only two pollinia and lack the conspicuous tongue-like backwall callus of that genus. Several species

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Ahmed, M. and M. K. Pasha 1999. A taxonomic account of Robiquetia Gaud. (Orchidaceae) from Bangladesh. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 96(3):499-502.

Bell, S. 1996. Beauty in close-up, Robiquetia crockerensis. Orchid Rev. 104(1207):58-59.

Christenson, E. A. 1994. Sarcanthine genera 12: Robiquetia Gaudichaud. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 63(2):142-145.