Thanks very much Pankaj; thanks for the additional information.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM, Dr Pankaj Kumar <>

> I agree with Vijay although in the protologue it mentions SUBROBUST, but
> such terms are usually in comparison with another existing species, eg.
> Balanopsis and Cyclobalanopsis. Sometimes names are even in parts or just
> to sound like an existing name or just opposite of the wording of an
> existing name:
> Thismia : Thomas Smith, some say it is opposite of SMITH.
> Sedirea: Opposite of another orchid Aerides because flower looks like it
> but obviously not same genus.
> Thanks and regards
> Pankaj
> On Friday, 16 September 2016 22:00:18 UTC+8, Dinesh Valke wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>> I could not find any clue to what the epithet *robustobrownianum* in
>> context of *Eriocaulon robustobrownianum* Ruhland stands for.
>> Hopefully someone helps with the etymology.
>> Regards.
>> Dinesh

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