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Glomera antaresensis

Glomera antaresensis

Glomera antaresensis (P.Royen) J.M.H.Shaw, Orchid Rev., Suppl. 124(1314) (2016) 36

Type: Nicolas 28 (holo L)

Synonyms:

  • Glossorhyncha antaresensis P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 626, fig. 220

Terrestrial, twining herb. Stems slender, terete, glabrous. Leaf patent, coriaceous, glabrous, ovate, 0.4-1.2 by 0.2-0.5 cm, unequally 2-lobed and obtuse, mid-rib grooved above, prominent below, with 3 lateral nerves on either side but these visible on underside only, margin revolute, irregularly finely crenulate; sheaths warty mainly on the ribs, tubular, 0.2-1.5 cm long, ribbed, apical margin with 0.1-0.25 cm long bristles, each finely papillate. Spathe scattered warty mainly on outside along nerves, widely ellipsoid-tubular, 1.1 by 1.5 cm, obtuse and retuse at tip, nerved, all nerves slightly crested on outside but mid-rib stronger so. Floral bract similar to spathe, 1.5 by 0.35 cm, acute. Ovary glabrous, oblong, 1.5 by 0.15 cm, 3-ribbed. Median sepal glabrous, oblong-ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 1.5 by 0.45 cm, acute, conoid-apiculate, 3-nerved at base, 8-nerved in higher parts. Lateral sepals glabrous, free, obliquely lanceolate-oblong, 1.4 by 0.35 cm, acute, basis 3-nerved, higher parts 5-nerved, at base falcate-oblong dilated. Petals glabrous, elliptic-oblong 1.5 by 0.35 cm, acute, 3-nerved at base, 6-nerved in higher parts. Lip adnate to base of column, free part ovate, 0.6 by 0.45 cm, acute, 7-nerved, finely papillate on either side; spur glabrous, cylindrical, 1.5 cm long, 2-lobed at tip, grooved above. Column narrowly obovoid, 0.4 by 0.2 cm, clinandrium crenulate. Anther not seen. Capsule not seen.
(After Van Royen, 1979).


Flowers green or yellow with purple-tipped lip.

Terrestrial in upper montane forest. Altitude 1768-3300 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Cool growing terrestrial.

June, July.

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

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Glomera antaresensis

Glomera antaresensis (P.Royen) J.M.H.Shaw (as Glossorhyncha ambuensis P.Royen), drawing Pieter van Royen, in P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 623, fig. 219. based on Nicolas 28

Glomera antaresensis

Glossorhyncha antaresensis P.Royen, herbarium sheet, Nicolas 28, holotype specimen (L)

Glomera antaresensis

Glossorhyncha antaresensis P.Royen, detail of herbarium sheet, Nicolas 28, holotype specimen (L)

Glomera antaresensis

Glossorhyncha antaresensis P.Royen, detail of herbarium sheet, Nicolas 28, holotype specimen (L)