Agrostophyllum uniflorum Schltr. 1905 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 Warm Cold LATEFall EARLY Winter EARLYSummer

Common Name The Single Flowered Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in shady montane forests at elevations of 850 to 2800 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with many, erect, slender, unbranched, slightly laterally compressed stems enveloped by tight clasping leaf sheaths and carrying suberect, distichous, narrowly linear, unequally tricuspidate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter as well as the early summer on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum biflorum Ridl. 1916; Agrostophyllum oliganthum Schltr. 1912;

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