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

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

Part shade Cool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Pendent Glomera [refers to its long pendent growth]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea only on horizontal branches and twigs at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to lax, thinly branching, each branch filiform, densely leafy stems carrying glabrous, ligulate to lanceolate-linear, subacute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence.

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

Synonyms Glomera gracilis (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; *Glossorhyncha dependens Schltr. 1912;

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