Glomera elegantula (Schltr.) J.J.Sm 1908 SECTION Uniflorae

Plant and Flower Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Elegant Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations of 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on a single flowered inflorescence

This species and G confusa are quite similar and differ mainly in the column and lip.

Synonyms *Glossorhyncha elegantula Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Glossorhynchya elegantula drawing close