Glomera geelvinkensis J.J.Sm.

Glomera geelvinkensis J.J.Sm., Meded. Rijks-Herb. 23:6 (1915) – Type: Janowsky 396 (holotype BO, not seen; isotype L)

Growth form Epiphyte, suberect, up to 11 cm high. Rhizome ca. 1 mm in diameter. Root filiform, up to 5 cm long, flexible, glabrous. Stem branched, filiform, proliferously leafed, internodes 0.35-0.7 cm long. Leaf  subulate, patent, slightly recurved, carnose; apex unequally obtusebase contracted;  lamina 0.43-1.5 cm long, 0.1-0.18 cm wide; sheath tight, tubular, angular, smooth, ribbed, sparsely warty; apex toothed, with bristled margin, bristles 0.1-0.3 cm long. Inflorescences terminal, one-flowered, when young enveloped by spathe. Spathe ovate, transparent, glabrous, 0.5-0.53 cm long, 0.40 cm wide, 6-nerved, apex acuminate, with brown dots; floral bracts thin, transparent, ovate, apex apiculate, with brown dots, 0.42-0.47 cm long, 0.42 cm wide, 1-nerved. Flower upright. Median sepal oblong, 0.8-0.9 cm long, 0.30-0.33 cm wide, 5-nerved; apex obtuse, conical apiculate; base decurrent. Lateral sepal obliquely oblong, slightly falcate, 4-nerved at base, 5-nerved in higher part, 0.8-0.85 cm long, 0.33-0.35 cm wide; apex apiculate, incurved; base shortly connate. Petal cuneate-obovate, concave, 3-nerved, 0.75-0.85 cm long, 0.35 cm wide; apex obtuse. Lip orbicular-ovate, 0.20-0.28 cm long, 0.35-0.36 cm wide, adnate to the column, concave; epichile obtuse, with U-shaped area with brown glands , 5-nerved; hypochile spurred; spur shortly saccate, broadly obtuse, 0.13-0.25 cm long, 0.17 cm wide, 4-nerved at base, 5-nerved at the upper part. Column 0.15-0.25 cm long, with column foot; clinandrium deeply concave, transversely elliptic, apex broadly obtuse, with wavy-crenulate margin, with longitudinal ribs inside; stelidia tooth-like, shorter than rostelllum. Anther 0.14 cm wide, transversely elliptic, recurved apex, rounded; rostellum porrect, broadly retuse; stigma transverse, with raised and recurved margin; pollinia not seen; viscidium not seen. Ovary cylindric, 0.4-0.45 cm long, erect, slightly twisted, thickened above, glabrous, 3-ribbed, punctate. Capsule not seen.

Distribution –  Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology - Epiphyte in montane forest on Mt. Jabi.  Altitude 0-1800 m. Flowering in June-July in the wild.

Notes - 1. Flowers white with brownish ornamentation on the tip of the lip.

 2. The epithet geelvinkensis refers to the location where the type specimen was collected (Geelvink Bay).

4. Specimen observed L0061328.