Agrostophyllum djararatense Schltr. 1911 SECTION Agrostophyllum Comber


Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Djarat Agrostophyllum [Bukit Jarat an area of western Sumatra near Padang Panjang]

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying strap-shaped, somewhat acute, minutely and unequally bilobed apcially, suddenly narrowed and cuneate near the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a semi-globose corymb of several 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence bundled closely together with avate, shortly acuminate outer bracts and ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovaries floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017;