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Glomera albiviridis

Glomera albiviridis

Glomera albiviridis P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 528, fig. 184

Type: Brass 11010 (holo L)

Erect (?), branched, epiphytic herb, up to 20 cm (or more ?) high. Leaves patent, coriaceous, glabrous, ovate, 1.4-2.8 by 0.35-0.7 cm, subacute, mid-rib grooved above, bordered by a narrow ridge on either side, strongly prominent below, margin thin, irregularly erose; sheaths obovoid, compressed, 0.5-0.9 cm long, ribbed, scattered punctate-warty. Inflorescence about 8-flowered, erect. Spathes glabrous, elliptic-naviculate, 0.8 by 0.5 cm, obtuse, 7-nerved. Floral bracts glabrous, elliptic-ovate, 0.8 by 0.3 cm, obtuse, 7-nerved. Ovary glabrous, cylindrical-trigonous, 0.7 cm long. Median sepal subobliquely broadly oblong-ovate, 0.55 by 0.3 cm, obtuse, 3-nerved, with a few small warts at tip only, otherwise glabrous. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate-triangular, 0.8 by 0.5 cm, frontal margins connate up to 3/4, 3-nerved, mid-rib crested at tip and surpassing sepal, with a few scattered warts at tip only; mentum oblong-conoid, 0.4 by 0.2 cm, rounded. Petals glabrous, obliquely spathulate, 0.45 by 0.2 cm, obtuse, 3-nerved. Lip glabrous, 0.6 by 0.4 cm, free part ovate-triangular, 0.25 by 0.2 cm, rather obtuse, 5-nerved; spur oblong, compressed, 0.4 by 0.2 cm, obtuse. Column short, 0.2 by 0.25 by 0.75 cm. Stelidia tooth-like, obtuse. Anther cucullate-kidney-shaped, 0.1 by 0.12 by 0.08 cm, connective umbonate at base, retuse at either end. Pollinia pyriform, 0.08 cm long. Capsule not seen. (After Van Royen, 1979).


Flowers greenish white, lip with black tip.

Epiphyte in upper montane forest. Altitude 3200 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Cool growing epiphyte.

Not known

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Arethuseae
  • Subtribe Coelogyninae
  • Genus Glomera
  • Section Glomera
  • Species Glomera albiviridis

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Glomera albiviridis

Glomera albiviridis P.Royen, drawing Pieter van Royen, in P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 528, fig. 184. based on Brass 11010

Glomera albiviridis

Glomera albiviridis P.Royen, herbarium sheet, Brass 11010, holotype specimen (L)

Glomera albiviridis

Glomera albiviridis P.Royen, detail herbarium sheet, Brass 11010, holotype specimen (L)