Jumellea arachnantha [Rchb.f]Schlechter 1915 Group 1 Photo courtesy of Bill Garris
Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.
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, warm to 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 on several, 8" [20 cm] long, axillary, erect, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 cucullate, basal sheaths arising in the late spring.
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