Agrostophyllum pelorioides Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Bizarre Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to somewhat compressed, erect, strict, laxly leafy stems carrying erect-patent, linear-ligulate, unequally and acutely bilobulate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a capitate, many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pure white and that this is a peloric variety of an unknown species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;