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Glomera gamosepalata

Glomera gamosepalata

Glomera gamosepalata P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 510, fig. 176

Type: Brass 9073 (holo L)

Small, erect, up to 20 cm high, terrestrial herb, growing in dense masses. Leaves patent, coriaceous, densely papillate and scabrous above, smooth below, lanceolate or lanceolate-ovate, 1-2.8 by 0.25-0.4 cm, obtuse, mid-rib grooved above, hardly to distinctly prominent below, margins membranous, irregularly denticulate-erose; sheaths 0.5-1.2 cm long, many-ribbed, transversely warty mainly on apical part on the blade-opposed side, less so and less distinctly in lower parts. Inflorescence c. 10-flowered. Peduncle glabrous, 0.2 by 0.3 cm, compressed, ribbed. Spathes scattered brownish warty on ribs and surface, ovate, 1.1-1.7 by 0.5-0.8 cm, rather obtuse, many-nerved, mid-rib crested. Floral bracts glabrous, broadly ovate to obovate, subreniform, falcate and acute in apical part, many-nerved, mid-rib slightly crested near tip only. Ovary glabrous, ellipsoid, 0.5 cm long, 3-winged. Flowers shorter than the floral bracts. Median sepal glabrous, elliptic-ovate or ovate, 0.55-0.7 by 0.035-0.05 cm, obtuse and apiculate at tip, at base connate to lateral sepals. Lateral sepals 0.65-0.7 cm long, free part slightly warty at tip only, broadly ovate, oblique, 0.5 by 0.35 cm, acute, mid-rib ensiform at tip and elongate past tip of sepals, 3-nerved at base, 5-nerved in higher parts; mentum 0.4 by 0.3 cm, rounded, enveloping the spur of the lip. Petals glabrous, ovate-lanceolate, 0.5 by 0.2 cm, slightly oblique, obtuse, 3-nerved. Lip triangular-cordate, 0.2 by 0.2 cm, obtuse, or short obtusely acuminate, thickened at tip, at base margin folded upwards and enveloping base of column; spur 0.4 by 0.2 cm, broadly cylindrical, rounded, entire lip 3-nerved. Column short, 0.2 by 0.2 by 0.1 cm. Stelidia triangular, 0.05-0.1 cm long, acute. Anther kidney-shaped-cucullate, 0.12 by 0.15 by 0.1 cm, 2-lobed, base and tip retuse, connective umbonate at base. Pollinia pear-shaped, 0.05 cm long. Capsule not seen.
(After Van Royen, 1979).

Flower greenish.

Terrestrial in upper montane forest in exposed positions. Altitude 3225 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia). See map

distribution in New Guinea

Cool growing terrestrial, keep in light position.

Not known

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

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Glomera gamosepalata

Glomera gamosepalatata P.Royen, drawing Pieter van Royen, in P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 510, fig. 176. based on Brass 9073

Glomera gamosepalata

Glomera gamosepalata P.Royen, herbarium sheet, Brass 9073, holotype specimen (L)

Glomera gamosepalata

Glomera gamosepalata P.Royen, detail of herbarium sheet, Brass 9073, holotype specimen (L)