Agrostophyllum occidentale Schltr. 1915 Postage Stamp scan by The Stu 1967 Stamps Website

Plant in situ Seychelles Photo by Rogier van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot Warm LATESpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Western Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Seychelles and northern Madagascar at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial under large trees forming dense clumos with flattened stems carrying rigid sheaths with several, linear-lanceolate, obtusely bidentate apicaaly leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, sessile, spherical head .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] wide, of many, clustered 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum seychellarum Rolfe 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Crib & Bosser 2007