Glomera platypetala Schltr. 1912 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATER Winter

Common Name The Broad Petal Glomera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, branching, short rhizome giving rise to rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, fleshy, dorsally carinate, linear, acute, shorty petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later winter on an erect, capitate, nutant, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states the flowers are white with a green lip and a black apex and a brown anther with a white appendage.


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