Glomera papuana

Glomera papuana Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew (1899) 111

Type: Giulianetti s.n. (New Guinea, Oriomo R.) (holo K)

Stems slender or rather thick, erect, 10-15 cm high, many-leaved. Leaves oblong or linear-lanceolate, obliquely and unequally bidentate, 2.5-3.8 by 0.2-0.63 cm; leaf-sheaths tuberculate-warty. Floral head 1.4-1.9 cm wide, 5-8-flowered. Floral bracts broadly ovate, subacute, striate, 0.63-0.84 cm long. Pedicel 0.42-0.63 com long. Median sepal ovate, subacute, concave, 0.32 cm long. Lateral sepals broadly ovate, subacute, concave, base oblique. Petals ovate, subacute, concave, 0.32 cm long. Lip deeply saccate at the base, obtuse, 0.42 cm by 0.21 cm; blade patent, ovate-oblong, obtuse, 0.16 cm long, the sides in the middle plicate-reflexed, disc 5-keeled. Column clavate, 0.26 cm long, wings oblong, obtuse. Mentum saccate-oblong, obtuse, 0.42 cm long. (After Rolfe, 1899).

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Epiphytic in montane forest. Altitude 0-2100 m.

Flowering time in the wild: April, July, September, December.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map: 322-98M.JPG

Cultivation: Intermediate to cool growing epiphyte.

Note: Synonymy after Ormerod (pers. comm.)