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

Roy & Margaret Mackay

TYPE Drawing

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; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;