Agrostophyllum paniculatum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Dolichodesme Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Paniculate Agrostophyllum [refers to the branching inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations of 400 meters as a hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall

Schlechter states that this species is unique in the section for its branching inflorescence carrying up to 4 flowers. The flowers are white with a red margined column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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; Orchids of the Solomon Island and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;