Aglossorrhyncha biflora J.J.Sm. 1910


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 Cool Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The 2 Flowered Aglossorhyncha

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Seram [Moluccas], Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji in upper montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a rigid, branched, laterally compressed, elliptic in cross-section, noded stem carrying distchous, oblong, basally cuneate and narrowing, gooved above at midrib, rigidly coriaceous, very broadly bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a two flowered inflorescence with rather large, cymbiform, ovate, broadly obtuse floral bracts

Synonyms Aglossorrhyncha bilobula Kores 1989; Aglossorrhyncha longicaulis J.J.Sm. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; REINWARDTIA Vol 1 Donk & Steenis 1950 as A longicaulis drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 4 2006 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006