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

Part Shade Cool LATER Winter

Common Name The Bamboo-Like Glomera [Refers to the stem and leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to compressed, rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, glabrous, linear-lanceolate, subacute, oblique apically, rounded below into the base leaves that blooms in the later winter on a terminal, capitate, nutant, subglobose, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the leaf sheaths are yellow and the flowers are white with a cinnabar red apex to the lip.


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