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

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Kani Range Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to branched, thin, slightly compressed, rigid, leafy stems carrying erect-patent, glabrous, linear-lanceolate, subacute, oblique apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, capitate, nutant, subglobose, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] wide, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the leaf sheaths are yellow and the flowers are white 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;