Agrostophyllum laxum J.J.Sm.1921 SECTION Agrostophyllum

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Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lax Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very compressed, elongate stems carrying many, larger in the apical half, obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the summer on 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence held in a capitate globe.

Synonyms Agrostophyllum longifolium J.J.Sm. 1905; Agrostophyllum pseudolaxum Ormerod 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as A longifolium drawing #222 fide [according to Seidenfaden this one is A laxum]; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001 as A cf laxum; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 ;