Agrostophyllum bimaculatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name or Meaning The Double-Spotted Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

A small to medium sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte from Papua and New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 400 meters with an elongate, basally branching, compressed, obscurely fusiform stem enveloped by basally clasping leaf sheaths carrying distichous, linear-ligulate leaves that are obtusely bilobed that blooms in the fall on 12 to 20 individual inflorescence in terminal conical head, with each .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence that open sequentially so only 2 to 5 flowers are open at a time within each conical head and each flower just barely gets beyond the brown bracts and unopen buds within the head.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing ; Lowland Orchids of Papua & New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as A cf bimaculatum drawing good

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