Glomera obtusa Schltr. 1912 SECTION Glomera Photo by Roy & Margaret Mackay

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

Part Shade Cool LATER Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Broad Petal Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, branching, short rhizome giving rise to rigidly branched, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, thickly fleshy, glabrous, oblong-ligulate, unequally obtusely bilobulate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, capitate, nutant, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the flowers are white and the lamina of the lip is black.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;