Glomera myrtillus (Schltr.) Schuit. & de Vogel 2003 SECTION Uniflorae

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

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name The Small Myrtle-Like Glomera

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, thinly terete, very small, much branched, leafy stem entirely covered by leaf sheaths and carrying oblong to elliptic-oblong, oblique, minutely apiculate, basally narrowing to the subpetiolate, glabrous base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, solitary, erect inflorescence arising through a closely adpressed to and half way up the ovary, elliptic, apiculate, sparsely verruculose spathe and has a very small floral bract and carries a glabrous flower.

Synonyms Glossorhyncha myrtillus (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002; *Ischnocentrum myrtillus Schltr. 1912; Ischnocentrum selaginelloides Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of german New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Ischnocentrum myrtillus drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ischnocentrum myrtillus; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Ischnocentrum myrtillus; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Ischnocentrum myrtillus photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005