Agrostophyllum crassicaule Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Winter THROUGH LATE Spring

Common Name The Thick Stemmed Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thick, erect, slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, ligulate, obtuse with a short apicule, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter through late spring on a capitate, to 3.2" [8 cm] wide, many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with 2 red spots on the lip.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum crassicaule var. bismarckiense Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as A crassicaule var bismarkiense