Agrostophyllum verruciferum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Agrostophyllum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Compressed Agrostophyllum [refers to the stem]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to somewhat compressed, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, obtuse and shortly bilobulate apically, rounded basally leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, capitate, .8 " [2 cm] wide, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that this species is closely related to A fragrans but differs in the anther that is thickly covered with large warts, broader leaves, broader sepals and petals, a shorter and narrower lip claw with a larger lamina and a broader shorter column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;