Agrostophyllum megalurum Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Dolichodesme Photo by W. Arthur Whistler

Part Shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Large Tailed Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [6.5 mm]

Found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and the Caroline Islands in rainforests at elevations of 40 to 730 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a leafy stem other than the base and carrying distichous, lanceolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, elongate, [8 to 17 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence held in sessile clusters arising from the axils of the imbricate, lanceolate bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996