Agrostophyllum brachiatum J.J.Sm. 1908 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 Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Bracted Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, compressed, many leafed stems with patent, half twisted basally, sublinear, gradually narrowing towards the unequally acutely bidentate or slightly emarginate apex with a small mucro, midrib grooved above, keeled below, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, nodding, capitate, several short spiked, each 5 flowered inflorescence with large, ovate, obtuse floral bracts that conceal the ovary

Synonyms Agrostophyllum brachiatum var. brachiatum.; Agrostophyllum brachiatum var. latibrachiatum J.J.Sm. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005