Agrostophyllum inocephalum (Schauer) Ames 1908

Photo by Lanfu Wang and his My Flowers Taiwan Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Su Honrng-Jye and The Flora Of China Website


Common Name The Not Head-Shaped Agrostophyllum - In China Tai Wan He Ye Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found in southern Taiwan and the Philippines in evergreen forests on trees as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with tufted, slender at the base, dilated gradually upward stems enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying linear, obtuse and often unequally bilobed apically, somewhat conduplicate below into the rigid, persistent sheath base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, capitate, branched, many flowered inflorescence with each branch 2 to 3 flowered and has many floral bracts.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum formosanum Rolfe 1895; *Diploconchium inocephalum Schauer 1843;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo