Glomera schlechteriana

Glomera schlechteriana Mansf., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 62 (1929) 464

Type: Keysser 91 (holo B, lost)

Stems elongated, branched, terete, 0.2 cm diam., internodes 2-0.6 cm long , flowering twig c. 2.5 cm long. Leaves erect-patent, lanceolate , gradually narrowed towards the apex, apiculate, entire, base subpetiolate, coriaceous, 2-3.5 cm long, 0.3-0.4 cm wide, sheaths tubular, longitudinally grooved , verrucose, apex setose. Flower solitary. Spathe as long as or slightly longer than the ovary, 2.4 cm long. Floral bract similar to the spathe and about equally long. Sepals and petals reflexed, somewhat carnose. Median sepal narrowly lanceolate, gradually narrowed towards the apex, 1.7 cm long, base 0.4 cm wide. Lateral sepals obliquely narrowly lanceolate, 1.6 long, at the base 0.4 cm wide, connate almost to the middle, base in front dilated into an oblong-ovate, obtuse lobe. Petals narrowly lanceolate, 1.7 cm by 0.15 cm Lip long spurred, spur narrowly tubular, obtuse, c. 2 cm long, 0.01 cm diam., blade erect, triangular-ovate, weakly 3-lobed, acute, margin undulate, 0.7 by 0.6 cm, 7-nerved. Column 0.35 cm long, along the entire length adnate to the lip. Clinandrium along the margin coarsely crenate. (After Mansfeld, 1929).

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Epiphyte. Altitude 3000 m.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 322-124M.JPG

Cultivation: Cool growing epiphyte.