Glomera pungens (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Uniflorae

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Partial shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Pointed Glomera [refers to the needle-like apices of the terete leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests on tall trees hanging in large clumps at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool, pendent growing epiphyte with a pendent, much branched, filiform, terete, leafy stem carrying subulate, sharply pointed, fleshy, glabrous, basally attenuate leaves that blooms in the winter on a single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Glossorhyncha pungens Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Glossorhynchya pungens drawing ok;