Glomera grandiflora J.J.Sm. 1910 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Large Flowered Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, branching, short rhizome giving rise to terete, superposed, few branched, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, thickly fleshy, glaberous, narrowly lanceolate, subacute, somewhat oblique, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, capitate, semiglobose, 1.2 to 1.16" [3 to 3.4 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the flowers are white with cinnabar red bar across the apex of the lip.

Synonyms Glossorhyncha grandiflora (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1912; Giulianettia grandiflora (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1922

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 as Glossorhyncha