Jumellea densefoliata Senghas 1964 GROUP 2 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo Cool Spring

Common Name The Densely Leaved Jumellea

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing, clump-forming lithophyte on shaded rocks in dry forests or occasional epiphtye with a short stem carrying many, ligulate, leathery, distichous leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 1 1/5 to 2 2/5" [3 to 6 cm] long inflorescence carrying a single fragrant flower. This species and J pandurata are quite similar and may be synomonous and if so then J pandurata takes precedence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 PHOT OFIDE; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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