Jumellea brachycentra Schltr. 1925 GROUP 1

Photo by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Full shade Cool ColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Short Spurred Jumellea

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in central and eastern Madagascar in mossy and lichen forests at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, erect to spreading, ligulate-linear, somewhat thin leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 basal bracts and another towards the middle and a similar floral bract.

Synonyms Jumellea floribunda Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angaecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;