(pronounced: ay-gros-toh-FILL-um)


Epidendreae subtribe Glomerinae. The genus has been divided into four sections. The genus Chitonochilus, based on C. papuanum Schlechter, was separated because of the footless column. Despite this, C. papuanum appears to be a valid member of Agrostophyllu

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From the Greek agrostis, meaning grass, and phyllon, meaning leaf, in reference to the grass-like leaves of most species.


A genus of about 85 species ranging from Sri Lanka to Samoa. The species-level taxonomy of Agrostophyllum is problematic because the flowers notoriously tend to decompose during the preparation of herbarium specimens rendering them all but useless for cri

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Ahmed, M., M. K. Pasha and M. A. Aziz Khan 1989. Agrostophyllum khasianum Griff., a new record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Bot. 18:101-104.

Schuiteman, A. 1990. A new combination in Agrostophyllum (Orchidaceae). Blumea 35(1):165.

Schuiteman, A. 1997. Revision of Agrostophyllum section Appendiculopsis, with notes on the systematics of Agrostophyllum. Orch. Monogr. 8:1-20.