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Glomera ledermannii

Glomera ledermannii

Glomera ledermannii (Schltr.) J.J.Sm., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 66 (1934) 171

Type: Ledermann 12844 (holo B, lost)


  • Glossorhyncha ledermannii Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 58 (1922) 83
    - Type: Ledermann 12844 (holo B, lost)

A>piphyte, almost shrub-like, low, erect, to 30 cm high, branched at the base. Stems and branches densely leafy, thinly terete, entirely covered with very tightly clasping, striate, rather finely warty leaf-sheaths with subulate apical appendages. Leaves erect-patent or suberect, linear, apex shortly attenuate, rather obtuse, carnose, base cuneate, almost three times as long as the sheaths. Spathe cucullate-elliptic, apiculate, glabrous. Flowers single, glabrous. Sepals oblong, 1 cm long, subacute, lateral sepals oblique, subapiculate, base concave. Petals oblong-spathulate, 1 cm long, oblique. Lip blade elliptic, 0.35 cm long, decurved, obtuse; spur conical, 0.3 cm long, obtuse, very shortly protruding from between the bases of the sepals. Column short, half as long as the lip blade, clinandrium dorsally widened, triangular, obtuse, subdentate. Ovary cylindrical, sessile, 0.8 cm long, glabrous.
(After Schlechter, 1922, as Glossorhyncha ledermannii Schltr.).

Flower white, lip apex with grey-green papillae.

Epiphytic in montane forest. Altitude 1400-1500 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

intermediate growing epiphyte.

Not known

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

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Glomera ledermannii

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