Agrostophyllum mucronatum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Dolichodesme

Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Shade Hot WarmSpringSummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Abruptly Pointed Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in shady lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect to pendulous, flattened, gradually broadening towards the apex stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths carrying erect-patent, linear to linear-lanceolate, basally twisted so leaf blades all face the same direction, apically very acute, narrowly triangular, gradually tapering, equally to unequally bilobed apically sometimes with a mucro leaves that blooms in the spring summer and early fall on a lateral, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006