Glomera montana Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Glomera

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Montane Glomera

Flower Size 1/2" [1.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu in montane forests at elevations of 400 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with somewhat rigid, slightly compressed, leafy stems enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths carrying erect, ligulate or linear-ligulate, strongly unequally and obtusely bilobulate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on a nodding, capitate, subglobose inflorescence with broad apiculate bracts and hyaline floral bracts carrying glabrous flowers

Synonyms Agrostophyllum reineckeanum Kraenzl. 1898; Glomera gibbsiae Rolfe 1909; Glomera reineckeana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1911; Glomera rugulosa Schltr. 1912; Glomera samoensis Rolfe 1908; Glossorhyncha gibbsiae (Rolfe) Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as G rugulosa drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005