!Glomera erythrosma Blume 1825 SECTION Glomera

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flower closeup

Plant and flower Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi Vortex Orchid Pages


Common Name The Deep Red Glomera [refers to the red lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Sumatra, western Java and Maluku (Ambon) at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid that has a very non-orchidaceous look with a more woody, many leafed stem carrying many, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves and blooms with a sessile, head-like inflorescence surrounded by a circle of ovate, transparent white floral bracts with many small flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo?; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide