Agrostophyllum brevipes King & Pantl. 1890 SECTION Agrostophyllum

Photo by © Sudeep Kumar Jain M.Sc. (Plant Biotechnology) Research Associate NRC for Orchids, Sikkim, India 

Part ShadeWarm Cool Spring

Common Name The Short Column Foot Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .1 to .26" [3 to 6.5 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Laos, Thailand and Vietnamin tropical valleys at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stems arising from a slender rhizome enveloped by linear sheaths and carrying 3 to 4 , apical, alternate, linear-oblong, emarginate, subacute, sessile baslly leaves that blooms in the spring on a globose, enveloped by leaf bases, densely many flowered, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as A majus [drawing pg 320 only]; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing ok; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; The Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce and Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo not = A callosum; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007