Agrostophyllum crassicaule bismarckiense

Agrostophyllum crassicaule Schltr. var. bismarckiense Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 271

Type: Schlechter 18545 (holo B, lost)

Differs from the typical variety in the somewhat more slender habit, longer leaves, larger appendages of the leaf-sheaths, smaller flowers, the petals being narrower at the base, the distinctly 3-lobulate mid-lobe of the lip with lightly undulate margins, and in the smaller callosities on the column. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914).

Colours: Not recorded, probably the same as the typical variety (white with two red spots on the lip).

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest. Altitude 1300 m.

Flowering time in the wild: October.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 24-23M.JPG

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte, keep in light shade.