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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Fruit Carrying Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations above 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an decumbent, elongate, stem-like rhizome giving rise to branching, slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, fleshy, lanceolate-ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, lobes obtuse, rounded below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, capitate, nutant, subglobose, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the flowers are yellowish 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;