Glomera ericifolia

Glomera ericifolia Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 (1916) 199

Type: Kloss s.n. (Camp 6b, 3900 ft.) (holo BM)

Stems slender, 18 cm long, often branched. Leaves linear, subterete, obtuse, carnose, bright green, shortly petiolate, 1 cm long, hardly 0.1 cm wide; sheaths 0.5 cm long, in the upper part finely warty, not ciliate. Flowers single, sessile, in the upper leaf-axils. Spathe 0.6 cm long, tubular, the free apex ovate, 0.2 cm long. Peduncle 0.2 cm long, thick. Floral bract lanceolate, obtuse, 0.2 cm long. Ovary thick, sessile, 0.3 cm long. Sepals lanceolate, acute. Lateral sepals finely mucronate, 0.4 by 0.2 cm. Petals slightly wider than and as long as the sepals. Mentum horn-shaped, obtuse, narrowed to the apex, as long as the ovary. Lip very short, 0.2 cm long, ovate, cordate, obtuse, swollen at the apex, the mid-vein raised and forked. Column short, stelidia fleshy, linear obtuse, lower margin of the stigma linear, obtuse; margin of the clinandrium dorsally elongated. Anther hemispherical. (After Ridley, 1916).

Colours: Leaves bright green. Flower colour not recorded.

Habitat: Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 1190 m.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 322-41M.JPG

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.