Glomera carnea J.J.Sm.

Glomera carnea J.J.Sm., Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 39:13 (1910)- Type:  von RÓ§mer 1293  (holotype, BO (spirits and herbarium specimen 721.9)

Growth form Terrestrial, shrubby, up to 30 cm long. Rhizome ca. 1-1.5 mm in diameter. Roots filiform, flexible. Stem erect, branched, slender, cylindric, shiny, rooting, entirely covered by sheaths, internodes of the primary stem 2.5 cm long. Leaf distichous, lanceolate, above on either side of the median groove longitudinally convex, convex below, carnose, rigid; apex strongly unequally 2-lobed, the longer tooth obtuse or truncate; base narrowed; lamina 0.9-1.5 cm long, 0.23-0.28 cm wide; sheaths tubular, warty; apex toothed, with bristled margin. Inflorescences terminal, one-flowered, recurved, widely patent when young enveloped by a spathe. Spathe tubular at the base, acute, keeled, keel projecting beyond the apex, warty, membranous, 1.2 cm long; floral bracts longer and thinner than outer one, obtuse, keeled at apex only, keel projecting beyond the apex, 1.43 cm long. Flowers upside-down, medium-sized, widely opening. Median sepal linear-lanceolate, strongly convex, 3-nerved at the base, 7 at the upper part, apex shortly conical-apiculate, margin revolute, 1.25 cm long, 0.28 cm wide. Lateral sepals obliquely linear-lanceolate, margin revolute, strongly convex, 7-nerved, 1.23 cm long, 0.3 cm wide, apex obtuse, conical-apiculate, base shortly connate, auriculate, clasping the spur at the base only. Petal linear, reflexed, strongly convex, 1.13 cm long, 0.15 cm wide, 3-nerved at base, 5 at the upper part, apex obtuse. Lip long adnate to the column, rhombic, concave, apex obtuse, papillose, carnose, 0.5 cm long, 0.36 cm wide, free part ovate; epichile obtuse; hypochile spurred; spur appressed to the ovary, enveloped by the bracts, cylindrical, slender, apex bidentate, 1.4-1.85 cm long, 0.08 cm in diameter. Column adnate to the lip, dorsally convex, 0.35 cm long; clinandrium large, dentate, somewhat recurved. Anther cucullate, sub-reniform, apex broadly bilobed, depressed-conical, 0.13 cm wide; pollinia 4, obovate; rostellum  large, semiorbicular, shortly bidentate; stigma transverse, lower margin semiorbicular, shorter than the rostellum; viscidium not seen. Ovary somewhat sigmoid, 6-grooved, 1.4 cm long. Capsule not seen.

Distribution – Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology – Terrestrial in upper montane forest. Altitude 2577 m. Flowering time not known.  

Notes -  1. Flowers brownish pink.

2. The epithet carnea refers to the fleshy color of the flowers.   

3. Specimen observed: BO0069264.