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

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Black Stem Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, branching, short rhizome giving rise to somewhat curved, slightly compressed, rigid, black, leafy stems carrying erect-patent, fleshy, glabrous, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, capitate, subglobose, .8" [2 cm] wide, 1.2" [3 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the flowers are pure white with a rose red lip and a brown anther with a white appendage.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;