Glomera papuana Rolfe 1899



Plant and Flowers

Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Common Name The Papua New Guinea Glomera

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1550 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with basally branching stems enveloped by verrucose sheaths and carrying coriaceous, distichous, spreading, basally twisted so all in one plane, lanceolate, unequally bilobed, subacute apically leaves that blooms on a terminal, 1/2" [1.3 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with elliptic, obtuse to acute, papery floral bracts.

Synonyms Glomera connexiva J.J.Sm. 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; REINWARDTIA Vol 1 Donk & Steenis 1950 as G connexiva drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;