Prev Taxon: Genus Geodorum

Current Genus: Genus Glomera

Glomera altomontana

Glomera altomontana

Glomera altomontana (Gilli) J.M.H.Shaw, Orchid Rev., Suppl. 124(1314) (2016) 36

Type: Gilli 463 (holo W)


  • Glossorhyncha altomontana Gilli, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 84, B (1980 publ. 1983) 33, fig. 23

Erect, to 15 cm long. Rhizome very short, roots many, closely spaced, filiform, flexuose. Stems partly simple, partly branched, slender, rather densely leafy, entirely covered with leaf-sheaths. Leaves erect-patent, linear-lanceolate, unequally and obtusely bilobulate, wider towards the base and weakly petiolate-narrowed, glabrous, 1-3 by 0.2-0.4 cm; sheaths very tightly clasping, 0.5-1 cm long, somewhat striate, glabrous, apically with several marginal, subulate, about 0.05 cm long setae. Flowers single, glabrous, 1-2 cm long. Sepals ligulate-oblong, rather obtuse, 1 by 0.2 cm Petals 1 cm long, at the base unguiculate-narrowed, obliquely spathulate-elliptic, obtuse, 0.3 cm wide. Lip blade at the base subovate, almost triangular, at apex narrowed, subacute and with straight margins, 0.5 by 0.3 cm; spur short, obtuse. Column short, 0.1 cm long, glabrous, clinandrium with a few teeth, apex truncate. Ovary glabrous, 0.5 cm long.
(After Gilli, 1983)

Flowers white.

Probably epiphyte in upper montane forest. Altitude 2950 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea.

Probably cool growing epiphyte.


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

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Glomera altomontana

Glomera altomontana (Gilli) J.M.H.Shaw, as Glossorhyncha altomontana Gilli, drawing A. Gilli in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 84, B (1980 publ. 1983) 33, fig. 23based on Gilli 463 (holotype W)