Jumellea arachnantha [Rchb.f]Schlechter 1915 Group 1 Photo by Bill Garris

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler.

FragrancePart shade CoolLATESpring

Common Name The Spider Flowered Jumellea

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] and a 2 3/4" [7 cm] long spur

Found on the Comoros Islands in forests at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short to no stem carrying, acutely folded, erect to spreading, linear to oblong-ligulate, bilobed apically leaves held in a fan-shape that blooms in the late spring on several, 8" [20 cm] long, axillary, erect, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 cucullate, basal sheaths.

Synonyms *Aeranthes arachnanthus Rchb. f.1885; Mystacidium arachnanthus (Rchb.f.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006