Agrostophyllum sumatranum Schltr. & J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Appendiculopsis

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Full shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Sumatran Agrostophyllum

Flower Size .26" [6.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in lowlands as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with many, oval in cross-section, pendent stems carrying many, close set, 2 ranked, basally twisted, oblong, equally bilobed apically, with a sharp spike in between leaves that blooms on a terminal, in a .4" [1 cm] wide head

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Agrostophyllum sumatranum var. borneense J.J.Sm. 1920; Appendiculopsis sumatrana (Schltr. & J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide;