Glomera longa (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Uniflorae

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Long Glomera [refers to its long pendent growth]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea only on horizontal branches and twigs at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thinly branching, each branch elongate, flexuous, leafy stems carrying glabrous, linear to linear-ligulate, shortly and obtusely bilobed apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the long stems seem to branch with fair regularity and together with the strikingly long branches which appear to branch infrequently, twist snake like, hanging beneath the branch. The Flower color is pure white with a densely gray pitted spot at the apex of the lip.

Synonyms *Glossorhyncha longa Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Glossorhyncha longa drawing fide;