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Glomera verrucosissima

Glomera verrucosissima

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

Type: Ledermann 12855 (holo B, lost)


  • Giulianettia verrucosissima Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 58 (1922) 85
    - Type: Ledermann 12855 (holo B, lost)
  • Glossorhyncha verrucosissima (Schltr.) P.Royen, Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 9, 1 (1974) 84

Almost shrub-like, pendent, to more than 70 cm long, branched, many-leaved. Stems and branches thinly terete, entirely-covered with the very tightly clasping, densely finely warty (the wart apices fimbriate) leaf-sheaths with fimbriate apices. Leaves subpatent, oblong or oblong-ligulate, 2-3 by 1-1.5 cm, obtusely and unequally bilobulate, base almost round, glabrous. Spathe obtuse, somewhat hairy. Floral bracts about as long as the ovary, exceeding the spathe by half its length. Flowers single. Sepals recurved, ligulate, 1.6 cm long, obtuse, somewhat carnose. Lateral sepals oblique, at the base along the front margin somewhat dilated. Petals obliquely linear, obtuse, at the base somewhat narrowed, almost as long as the sepals. Lip very broadly rhombic-suborbicular, 0.5 by 0.55 cm, in apical half subcrenulate, apex obtusely weakly lobulate-apiculate; spur narrowly cylindrical, 1.5 cm long, obtuse, as long as and appressed to the ovary. Column short, 0.4 cm long, clinandrium dorsally widened, denticulate, apiculate, foot not conspicuous, passing into the spur. Ovary sessile, narrowly cylindrical, 1.5 cm long, glabrous.
(After Schlechter, 1922, as Giulianettia verrucosissima Schltr.).

Flower pale brown.

Epiphyte 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 verrucosissima

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Glomera verrucosissima

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