Agrostophyllum torricellense Schltr. 1912 SECTION Dolichodesme Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations of 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to a thin, simple, terete, densely leafy stem carrying erect-patent, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, compressed, elongate, to 9.2" [23 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and yellowish towards the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989;