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Glomera subpetiolata

Glomera subpetiolata

Glomera subpetiolata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 286

Type: Schlechter 17777 (holo B, lost)

Epiphyte, erect, branched, up to 35 cm high; rhizome very short, roots filiform, elongated, glabrous; stems branched, somewhat compressed, leafy, entirely covered by the leaf-sheaths; leaves erect-patent, ligulate, apex obtuse and unequally bilobulate, at the base subpetiolate-narrowed, 3-5.5 cm long, below the middle 0.4-0.7 cm wide; sheaths closely appressed, apex truncate, shiny, striate, sometimes subrugulose, 1.5-2 cm long; capitulum nodding, semiglobose, initially covered with sheaths which eventually disappear; bracts very small, hyaline. Flowers glabrous. Median sepal broadly elliptic, obtuse, 0.4 cm long. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, obtuse, up to apical third connate, at the base cucullate-concave, as long as the median one. Petals obliquely elliptic, obtuse, somewhat smaller than the sepals. Lip broadly ovate, obtuse, glabrous; 0.2 cm long, at the base and near the middle 0.2 cm wide, spur subquadrate, broadly obtuse, as long and wide as the blade. Column short, glabrous, about a third as long as the lip. Anther broadly cucullate, obtusely umbonate, in front retuse, glabrous. Ovary cylindrical, glabrous, almost 0.4 cm long.
(After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flower white, lip apex blackish green; anther light brown with white humps.

Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 1000 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Arethuseae
  • Subtribe Coelogyninae
  • Genus Glomera
  • Section Glomera
  • Species Glomera subpetiolata
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 105, fig. 393

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Glomera subpetiolata

Glomera subpetiolata Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 105, fig. 393