Epidendreae subtribe Glomerinae


Trailing epiphytes. Stems simple or branched, leafy towards the apex. Leaves alternate, distichous. Inflorescences terminal solitary flowers. Flowers cupped. Sepals and petals subsimilar, the lateral sepals fused for most of their length. Lip unlobed, boat-shaped with involute lateral margins, without calli. Column arching, club-shaped, with a four-lobulate, hooded clinandrium; pollinia 4, in two pairs, each pair with a distinct viscidium.


From the Greek a, meaning lacking, glossa, meaning tongue, and rhynchos, meaning snout, in that it differs from the genus Glossorhyncha by lacking a saccate lip base.


A genus of six species endemic to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago.

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