Agrostophyllum montanum Schlechter 1912 SECTION Eu Agrostophyllum

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Common Name or Meaning The Mountain Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This small sized, cool growing monopodial species is found in New Guinea on trees in the Finestre range at elevations around 1200 meters with an elongate, compressed, stem enveloped by clasping leaf sheaths carrying linear, conduplicate, apically bicuspidate leaves and blooms in the winter on a terminal, many, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence held in a head.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005