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

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Large Head Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1300 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to terete, erect, strict to substrict, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate-ligulate, acute with a minute apicule, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a capitate, to 3.2" [8 cm] wide, many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a golden spot at the base of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;