Agrostophyllum compressum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Compressed Agrostophyllum [refers to the stem]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to compressed, subdensely leafy stems carrying 7 to 10, erect-patent to erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, capitate, semiglobose, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, the lip has a golden yellow spot.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;