Agrostophyllum cyatheicola Schuit. & de Vogel 2009 SECTION Agrostophyllum TYPE drawing by A Schuiteman & de Vogel

Common Name

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in tree fern savannah at elevations of 2620 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with numerous, tufted, erect, unbranched, enveloped by leaf sheaths stems carrying a single, linear, suberect, smooth margins, unequally bilobulate apically, mucronate leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, very short, enveloped by a few desiccated, deciduous, conduplicate scale leaves, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, ovary clasping floral bracts and carrying a single, wide opening, usually resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 A Schuiteman & de Vogel 2008 photo/drawing fide;