Jumellea walleri (Rolfe) la Croix 2000

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by Bart Wursten and The Biodiverstity Explorere website

FragrancePart sunWarm To CoolSummer TO EARLY Fall

Common Name Waller's Jumellea [English Missionary in East Africa 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Natal and Victoria states of South Africa in riverine forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with a woody stem carrying to 16, distichous, strap-shaped, folded, thick and leathery, obtusely bilobed apically, dark green leaves and blooms on an axillary, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer to early fall with glisteningly white flowers that smell of violets and fade to an apricot color in time. This species for years has been known as J filicornoides but with the recent work by Isabel La Croix, Mystacidium walleri the basionym for Jumellea walleri was found to precede Angraecum filiconoides the basionym for Jumellea filiconoides therefore Jumellea walleri takes precedence.

Synonyms Angraecum filicornoides De Wild. 1904; Jumellea filicornoides (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918; *Mystacidium walleri Rolfe 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 aa A filicornioides photo; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 9 1994 photo as J filicornioides; Schlechter's Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 as J filicornioides ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Jumellea filicornioides; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998 as Jumellea filicornoides ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;

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