Agrostophyllum graminifolium Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Fall

Common Name The Bracted Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 3040 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with compressed leaf stems completely enveloped by very long leaf bearing sheaths carrying erect, narrowly linear, acutely bilobulate or bicuspidate apically leaves and blooms in the winter, spring or fall on a capitate, many flowered, each inflorescence short, single flowered enveloped by several acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum graminifolium subsp. rotundilabium Ormerod, Orchadian 17: 277 (2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005