Agrostophyllum brevipes King & Pantl. 1890 SECTION Agrostophyllum Photo by © Sudeep Kumar Jain M.Sc. (Plant Biotechnology) Research Associate NRC for Orchids, Sikkim, India 

Part ShadeWarm Cool Spring

Common Name The Short Column Foot Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .1 to .15" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Laos and Thailand in tropical valleys at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stems arising from a slender rhizome enveloped by linear sheaths and carrying 3 to 4 , apical, alternate, linear-oblong, emarginate, subacute, sessile baslly leaves that blooms in the spring on a globose, enveloped by leaf bases, densely many flowered, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long inflorescence

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as A majus [drawing pg 320 only]; The Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce and Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo not = A callosum; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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