Jumellea divaricata (Frapp.) Schltr. 1915

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Diverging Jumellea [refers to the leaves placement]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Reunion and Mauritius in shady forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniautre sized, warm growing epiphyte with upright naked first 1/3rd, leafy above stems carrying fiverging in a fan shape, leathery, dark green, slightly narrowing towards the base, obtuse, rather squarely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the mid summer on an axillary, with 2 to 3 basal sheaths, erect, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Angraecum divaricatum Frapp. 1895; Perrierangraecum divaricatum (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;