Agrostophyllum elongatum (Ridl.) Schuit. 1990 SECTION Appendiculopsis Photo by © Art Vogel

Plant and flower Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Warm CoolFall to Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Elongated Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

A giant sized, warm to cool growing, hanging, monopodial epiphyte from the Malay pennisula to the Philippines, Solomon Islands to Vanuatu, and Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters and can be found on tree branches in primary rainforest with a humus and moss pads having 2 rows of distichous, crowded, oblong, bilobed and apiculate leaves that are at right angles to the imbricating stem which gives rise to a terminal or lateral inflorescence. Each of the inflorescence types are different in their makeup, the terminal inflorescence is a tight ball of many bracts with 12 flowers facing out 360', no more than 3 to 5 open at a time; the lateral inflorescence is a short stem with a single flower, rarely 2 having a few bracts at the base. Flowers are most likely in the fall through spring in nature but may occur at any time.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum costatum J.J. Sm. 1908; Agrostophyllum costatum var. concavum Schltr. 1912; Agrostophyllum hasseltii [Blume] J.J.Sm. 1903; Agrostophyllum palawense Schltr. 1921; *Appendicula elongata Ridl. 1893; Appendicula graminifolia Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Appendicula hasseltii Blume 1825; Appendiculopsis costata ( J.J.Sm. ) Szlach 1995; Appendiculopsis costata var. concava (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Appendiculopsis elongata [Ridl] Szlach 1995; Podochilus hasseltii (Blume) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as A hasseltii; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as A costatum drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as A costatum var concavum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as A hasseltii; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as A haselltii; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A hasseltii; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as A costatum; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as A hasseltii; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Siedenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, LambWild Orchi, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide