Agrostophyllum globiceps Schltr. 1911 SECTION Agrostophyllum

TYPE Drawing

Photo/Drawing by Peter O'Byrne/Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Sphere Carrying Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 3.8" [9 mm]

Found in Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines in lower montane forests on mossy tree trunks and branches at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, leafy above stem carrying 2 ranked, linear-lanceolate, unequally, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, globose, capitulum 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] wide, composed of many sheaths and bracts, many flowered inflorescence carrying white to lemon yellow flowers.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum mearnsii Ames 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A mearnsii; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as A mearnsii; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015 photo/drawing fide;