Prev Species: Glomera affinis

Next Species: Glomera angiensis


Glomera amboinensis

Glomera amboinensis

Glomera amboinensis (Ridl.) J.J.Sm., Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 15 (1908) 28

Synonyms:

  • Glossorhyncha amboinensis Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 28 (1891) 342, pl. 44
    - Type: Teijsmann s.n. (Moluccas, Ambon, Mt. Salhoetoe) (holo BO; iso L, probable, Teysman 3)
  • Dendrobium coccineum Kraenzl. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV. 50. II. B. 21 (1910) 129
    - Type: Beccari s.n. (Moluccas, Ambon, Mt. Salhutu) (holo FI)

Basionym: Glossorhyncha amboinensis

Stems branched, thin, terete, to more than 40 by 0.15 cm, many-leaved, internodes 0.5-2.5 cm long. Leaf sheaths longer than the internodes, tubular, verrucose, at the apex long lacerate-fimbriate. Leaves patent, distichous, almost linear, 2-3.5 by 0.25-0.43 cm, carnose-coriaceous, base narrowed, apex obtuse or unequally bilobulate. Inflorescences terminal, subsessile, very short, 1-flowered. Spathe and floral bract obliquely cucullate, rather large, when dried squamulose-punctate, 0.7-0.9 cm long, clasping the spur and the ovary. Ovary 0.8-1 cm long, 6-grooved. Flower 2.5 cm across, widely opening. Median sepal lanceolate, 1.4-1.65 by 0.4-0.48 cm, apex apiculate. Lateral sepals free, obliquely lanceolate, somewhat falcate, 1.3-1.4 by 0.4-0.47 cm, at the base in front rounded-dilated, clasping the base of the spur, 5-veined at the base, apex obtuse, apiculate, with subulate, verruculose-denticulate apiculum. Petals elliptic, at the base obliquely narrowed, 1.4-1.65 by 0.7-0.75 cm, 5-veined at the base, apex obtuse. Lip in the basal part adnate to the column; blade concave, when flattened subrhombic-orbicular, very shortly rounded-subacuminate, 0.55 by 0.5 cm, free part of the blade subovate-semiorbicular, c. 0.4 cm long, thickened, especially at the base; spur parallel with and slightly shorter than the ovary, rather slender, straight, linear, dorsally compressed, 0.65-0.9 cm long, obtuse. Column short, much thickened at the apex, 0.25 cm long, clinandrium large, dentate; wings short, broad, obtuse; rostellum large, broad, rounded, apex rounded-notched to bilobulate; stigma transverse, crescent-shaped, lower margin much prolonged, rounded, sightly shorter than the rostellum. Anther cucullate, transversely elliptic, apex truncate, base emarginate. Pollinia unequally oblong-pyriform. (After Smith, 1908).


Flower white.

Epiphyte in montane forest.

?Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea (incl. Bismarck Archipelago).

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Cool growing epiphyte, keep in light shade.

January, May.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Arethuseae
  • Subtribe Coelogyninae
  • Genus Glomera
  • Section Uniflorae
  • Species Glomera amboinensis
  • Smith, J.J., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, Suppl. 2 (1930) t. 32, fig. III

Sponsored Ads

Glomera amboinensis

overview picture

Glomera amboinensis

Glomera amboinensis (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. cf., habit detail, photo W. Harris, based on Harris 2146

Glomera amboinensis

Glomera amboinensis (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. cf., flower, photo W. Harris, based on Harris 2146

Glomera amboinensis

Glomera amboinensis (Ridl.) J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, collection not recorded

Glomera amboinensis

Glomera amboinensis (Ridl.) J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, collection not recorded

Glomera amboinensis

Glossorhyncha amboinensis Ridl., herbarium sheet, Teijsmann s.n. (Ambon, Mt. Salahuta), holotype specimen (BO)

Glomera amboinensis

Glossorhyncha amboinensis Ridl., herbarium sheet, Teijsmann s.n. (Ambon, Mt. Salahuta), holotype specimen (BO)

Glomera amboinensis

Glossorhyncha amboinensis Ridl., detail of herbarium sheet, Teijsmann s.n. (Ambon, Mt. Salahuta), holotype specimen (BO)