Robiquetia cerina

Robiquetia cerina

  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Robiquetia cerina
  • Flower name
    Robiquetia cerina
  • Scientific name
    Robiquetia cerina
  • AliasPineapple Orchid, パイナップル・オーキッド, cerina, Robiquetia, Robiquetia Merrillii, Malleola Merrillii, ロビクエティア, セリナ
  • Place of originendemic to the Philippines
  • Place of floweringBonsai, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June

What is Robiquetia cerina

Robiquetia cerina (scientific name: Robiquetia cerina), endemic to the Philippines, is a tropical subshrub (epiphytic orchid) in the genus Robiquetia of the orchid family. In its native habitat, it grows on tree trunks at medium to high elevations above 350 meters. The height of the tree is 25-100 cm. The thick stem produces about 10 alternate leaves on each side. The leaves are thick-walled, 20 cm long and 3-4 cm wide, elliptic, with a longitudinal depression in the center. In spring, a 6-10 cm long inflorescence of small red flowers hangs down in clusters from the leaf axils on the stem. It is also called 'Pineapple Orchid' because the flowers resemble pineapples. The genus name "Robiquetia" is a dedication to the French scientist Jean Pierre Robiquet (1780 - 1840), and the species name "cerina" means "como de cera" (wax-like) in Latin. The yellow flower color is "Robiquetia compressa".

Common name: Robiquetia cerina, scientific name: Robiquetia cerina, synonyms: Robiquetia Merrillii, Malleola Merrillii, Saccolabium cerinum, aka: Pineapple Orchid, Origin: Endemic to the Philippines, Habitat: Middle altitude above 350 m, Living environment: Tree trunk attachment, Life form: Tropical subshrub, Classification: Plantae: Magnoliophyta, Lobicaceae, Orchidaceae, Robicetia cerinina, Height: 25-100 cm, leaf texture: fleshy, leaf length: 20 cm, leaf width: 3-4 cm, leaf shape: elliptic, inflorescence: alternate, flowering season: spring (irregular), inflorescence shape: raceme, inflorescence length: 6-10 cm, flower diameter: 0.8 cm, flower color: red.

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Robiquetia cerina
Flower of Orchidaceae

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    R. cerina
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life type tropical subshrub (epiphytic orchid)
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height25.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.8 ~ 0.8 cm

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