Jumellea cowanii (Ridl.) Garay 1972 GROUP 1 Drawing by Perrier

Part Shade

Common Name Cowan's Jumellea [English Missionary and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in the central highlands of Madagascar as a miniature sized epiphyte with a stem enveloped by old sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, towards the apex, narrow, linear leaves that blooms on an axillary, erect, peduncle .2" [5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Angorchis cowanii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum cowanii Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Angraecum cowanii; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009