Glomera aurea Schltr. 1912 SECTION Glomera Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Golden Glomera

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slightly compressed, rigid, branched stems enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying erect to horizontal, linear-lanceolate, strongly unequally and obtusely bilobulate, narrowing below into the cuneate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a nodding, secund, terminal, densely many flowered, .8" [2 cm] long, capitate inflorescence with hyaline bracts that soon disappear.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo ok; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen drawing 1979 fide Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo;