Glomera diosmoides (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Uniflorae

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Diosma Like Glomera [refers to its similarity to a Diosma a plant genus within the Rutaceae]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea only on horizontal branches and twigs at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to erect, lax, occasionally branching, filiform, laxly leafy stems carrying erect-patent, filiform-aciculate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a spot composed of green-grey dots at the apex of the lip and a pale brown anther.

Synonyms *Glossorhyncha diosmoides Schltr. 1912; Glossorhyncha stenophylla Gilli 1980 publ. 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Glossorhyncha diosmoides drawing fide;