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Orchid Species: Robiquetia wassellii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Robiquetia wassellii is an orchid species identified by Dockrill in 1967.
Genus
Robiquetia (Rbq.)
Grex
wassellii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Dockrill
Year
1967
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland Australia on Cape York Pennisula in seasonal rainforests at elevations around 200 to 600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Rbq. wassellii 'Diehmsii' (4 awards in 2009) Rbq. wassellii 'Dark Mountain' (1974) Rbq. wassellii 'Orchidglade' (1973)
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