Agrostophyllum javanicum Blume 1825 SECTION Agrostophyllum Comber

Photo by RBG Kew

Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Large Flowered Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Sumatra, Java and Borneo in montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with rather thin basally, thicker towards the apex, curving towards the apex stems carrying many, linear, grasslike, at an acute angle to the stem, minutely and unevenly bidentate apically leaves that blooms on a corymb of several, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence held in a 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm] wide head of several to many flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Atlas Figuren J.J.Sm. 1909 drawing fide; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;