Glomera acicularis Schltr. 1912 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Small Needle Glomera [refers to the subdentate apex of the column]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, branching, short rhizome giving rise to rigidly branched, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, thickly fleshy, dorsally carinate, linear, acute, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, capitate, nutant, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the flowers are white with a green lip and a black apex and a brown anther with a white appendage which is similar to G platypetala but differs in the thicker leaves, narrower petals, in the column and in the shorter lip with the lamina shorter than the sac.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good;