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

Part ShadeWarm Cool Winter

Common Name The Snow White Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to somewhat compressed, erect, strict, densely leafy stems completely enveloped by very long leaf bearing sheaths carrying erect, linear-ligulate, unequally bicuspidate apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a capitate, somewhat incurved, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pure white.


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