Glomera pilifera (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Uniflorae

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

Full Shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Ball of String Carrying Glomera [refers to the conspicuous, outstanding bristles of the leaf sheaths]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 600 meters as a warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall.

Synonyms *Glossorhyncha pilifera Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Glossorhyncha pilifera fide;