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

Fragrant 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 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, short to 1.6" [3.5 cm] long, ligulate, acuminate, narrowing apically, obtuse and bilobulate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, capitate, subglobose, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying highly fragrant flowers.

Schlechter states that the highly fragrant 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;