Agrostophyllum neoguinense Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985 SECTION Chitonochilus Drawing by © Gertrude Barusch and Plant


Common Name The New Guinea Agrostophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying many linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the early summer and early fall on a terminal, short, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the apex in a corymb.

Synonyms *Chitonochilus papuanus Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Chitonochilus papuanum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Chitonochilus papuanum;