Agrostophyllum elongatum (Ridl.) Schuit., Blumea 35: 165 1990

Latin for 'elongate'.

Agrostophyllum costatum J.J.Sm.
Agrostophyllum costatum var. concavum Schltr.
Agrostophyllum hasseltii (Blume) J.J.Sm. [Illegitimate]
Appendicula elongata Ridl.
Appendicula graminifolia Teijsm. & Binn.
Appendicula hasseltii Blume
Appendiculopsis costata (J.J.Sm.) Szlach.
Appendiculopsis costata var. concava (Schltr.) Szlach.
Appendiculopsis elongata (Ridl.) Szlach.
Podochilus hasseltii (Blume) Schltr.

Growth habit: erect to semi-pendulous; sympodial. pseudobulbs: to & cm apart; to 6 mm in diameter, reaching 60 cm in length. Leaves: alternate; broadly oblong, of 2.5 cm long and 1 cm wide apex; bilobed. Inflorescence; found at the apex of the psuedobulbs from fibrous sheaths, with several blooms of about 6 mm in diameter. Flower colour; Sepals and petals are of white; labellum is white; column is yellow with two reddish spots on the apex. Dorsal sepal: broadly ovate, to 3.5 mm long by 2 mm wide. Petals: lanceolate to 3 mm long by 1.5 mm wide. Lateral Sepals: Broadly ovate, to 3.5 mm long and 3 mm wide. Labellum: Oblong; apex rounded to slightly pointed, 3.5mm long by 1.75 mm wide. [Wikipedia]

It grows as an epiphyte, on mossy Branches, at elevations up to 1,000 meters.


From Peninsular Malaysia to New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

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