Agrostophyllum laterale J.J.Sm. 1914

Photo by J J Wood 1997

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Janz Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Lateral Agrostophyllum [refers to this species lateral inflorescence]

Flower Size .172" [4.3 mm]

Found in Borneo in steep river banks in lowland alluvial forests and riparian forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, war mt ocol growing epiphyte with slender, wiry leafy stems carrying 2 to 7, linear-ligulate, equally to unequally obtusely bilobed apically with a mid seta in the apical sinus that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a lateral and terminal, peduncle to .08 to .16" [2 to 4 mm] long, enveloped by 2 to 3 dark brown, ovate, acute, prominently veined imbricate bracts, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying whitish to pale yellowish brown flowers with a yellowish flushed purple column.

Synonyms Appendiculopsis lateralis (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Poaephyllum hansenii J.J.Wood 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Poaephyllum hansenii; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as Poaephyllum hansenii; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;