Agrostophyllum papuanum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Agrostophyllum


Plant 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 Summer Fall

Common Name The Papua Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with basally terete, laterally flattened, glabrous, leafy stems enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying erect, oblong-ligulate, unequally bilobulate apically leaves that blooms at any time on a terminal, densely capitate, globose, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing hmm; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005