Agrostophyllum potamophila Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo By Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name or Meaning The River-Loving Agrostophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [1 cm]

A medium sized, hot growing epiphyte from Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 250 to 500 meters on large branches with humus and moss pads in primary rainforests with deep shade where it blooms in the late spring in nature on a downturned, terminal inflorescence arising from the apex of the distichous leaves, with a ball of successively opening flowers at the end encased by 4+, large brown bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good; Lowland Orchids of Papua & New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006