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

Part Shade Warm Cool EARLIER Winter

Common Name The Finisterre Range Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations of 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, slightly compressed, laxly leafy stem carrying erect-patent, linear, acute, unequallyly bidentate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the earlier winter on a terminal, elongate, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Schlechter states that the flowers are snow white.


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