Agrostophyllum longifolium (Blume) Rchb.f. 1857 SECTION Agrostophyllum

Photo by Petrus Kurniawan


Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Part Sun Hot Cool LATE Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Long-Leaved Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1/3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, the Moluccas and Sulawesi in lowlands and lower montane forests forests at elevations of sealevel to 1250 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] between each leaf bearing stem carrying strap-shaped to narrowly oblong, minutely bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, globose, successively many flowered head-like inflorescence with 4 to 5 open flowers at any one time .

Synonyms *Appendicula longifolia Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing good [according to Seidenfaden this drawing is A laxum]; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnanad 1960; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfadden 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #1 2009 photo fide;