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Glomera macrophylla

Glomera macrophylla

Glomera macrophylla Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 58 (1922) 80

Type: Ledermann 12087 (holo B, lost)

Almost shrub-like, epiphytic, subpendent, scarcely branched. Stems among the most stout in genus, curved, 40-50 by 0.7-0.9 cm, densely leafy, entirely covered with the leaf-sheaths. Leaves erect-patent, narrowly ligulate, 9-13 by 1.8-2.1 cm, unequally and rather obtusely bilobulate, thinly coriaceous. Floral head nodding, sessile, subglobose, 2.5-3 cm across, surrounded by a few shortly acuminate sheaths. Flowers glabrous. Sepals oblong, 0.9 cm long, rather obtuse, lateral sepals oblique, base subsaccate-concave, connate in basal fifth. Petals obliquely oblong-ligulate, obtuse, almost as long as the sepals. Lip at the base short spurred, in total 0.5 cm long, blade elliptic-oblong, 0.38 cm long, obtuse, somewhat carnose; spur semiorbicular, slightly curved upwards, short. Column short, slightly surpassing the basal third of the lip. Ovary cylindrical, sessile, 0.7 cm long, glabrous.
(After Schlechter, 1922).

Flower white, lip sulphur yellow.

Epiphyte. Altitude 2070 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Cool growing epiphyte.


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

Glomera macrophylla Schltr. should be compared with Glomera palustris J.J.Sm.

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Glomera macrophylla

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