Agrostophyllum myrianthum King & Pantl. 1898

Type drawing by King & Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Many Flowered Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .125" [3.1 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 365 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, sub-cylindric, clavate stems carrying many linear-oblong, thicky membraneous, blunt and notched apically, narrowing below into the short, sub tubular sheath that blooms in the late summer on a hemisherical, 1.25" [3.1 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of the Sikkim Himalaya King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007