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

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Flame Carrying Glomera [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a pendent, large sized, cold growing epiphyte with a branching, slightly compressed, rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, glabrous, linear-lanceolate, obtuse and oblique apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, capitate, subglobose, .8" [2 cm] wide, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the leaf sheaths are covered with fine small warts or rows of warts and the flowers are golden yellow 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; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide