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Glomera pensilis

Glomera pensilis

Glomera pensilis (Schltr.) J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 8 (1912) 13

Type: Schlechter 18613 (holo B, lost)


  • Glossorhyncha pensilis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 307
    - Type: Schlechter 18613 (holo B, lost)

Epiphyte, pendulous, slender, up to 40 cm long; rhizome very short; roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, glabrous; stems slender, branched, densely leafy, entirely covered by the leaf-sheaths; leaves lanceolate-linear or ligulate-linear, apex oblique, narrowly obtuse, at the base cuneate, glabrous, 0.6-1.2 cm long, near or below the middle 0.125-0.18 cm wide; sheaths closely appressed, striate-nervose, apex fimbriate-ciliate with several subulate setae, 0.4-0.6 cm long. Flowers solitary, glabrous. Spathe broadly elliptic, apiculate, cucullate-clasping, smooth. Floral bract hyaline, similar to but smaller than the spathe. Sepals elliptic, obtuse, 0.55 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, at the base somewhat dilated along the front margin. Petals broadly obovate, subfalcate-oblique, 0.7 cm long, base cuneate-subunguiculate, apex retuse; blade of the lip suborbicular, obtusely subapiculate, 0.3 cm long, 0.33 cm wide above the base, spur oblongoid-conical, obtuse, dorsally depressed, about 0.25 cm long. Column short, glabrous, slightly more than half as long as the lip, apex incurved, clinandrium in outline semiorbicular, irregularly crenulate-denticulate. Anther very broadly cucullate, obtusely umbonate, in front ascending, broadly obtuse, glabrous. Ovary cylindrical, glabrous, 0.5 cm long.
(After Schlechter, 1911-1914, as Glossorhyncha pensilis Schltr.)

Flower white, lip apex with a patch of fine grey-green dots; anther light brown.

Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 1400 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 pensilis

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Glomera pensilis

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