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

Part Shade Cool LATE Spring EarlySummer

Common Name The Kani Range Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise somewhat compressed, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, unequally bilobulate apically, distinctly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a capitate, subglobose, 2.2" [5.5 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, the lip has two pale pink, short stripes and the column has red spots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide