Agrostophyllum saccatilabium Ames & Quisumb. 1932

Plant Photo

TYPE Drawing

Flower Drawing TYPE Drawing/photo by Quisumbing & Ames


Common Name The Sack-Like Lip Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in the Philippines as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rather stout, glabrous, flattened, narrowing at the base stem carrying in the upper part, distichous, narrowly linear-oblong, obtuse, subcoriaceous, narrowing below into the rigid, clasping, jointed base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, capitate, pluribracteate, to [3.5 cm] wide, many flowered inflorescence with very crowded, yellowish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo fide;