Jumellea comorensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1915 GROUP 6

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Carter & Holmes Nursery

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo Warm MOSTLY Winter

Common Name The Comoros Jumellea

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm] wide and 4 1/2" [12 cm] long spur

Found as a small sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic, monopodial orchid on the island of Grand Comore at elevations of 500 meters on rough barked trees in very wet forests with good air movement and moderate light. This species has branched and pendant, somewhat flattened stems carrying linear-ligulate, dark green leaves held in two ranks along the stem that has fragrant flowers on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence that can flower at most any time of the year but occurs most often in the winter.

Synonyms *Aeranthes comorensis Rchb. f. 1885; Angraecum comorense (Rchb. f.) Finet 1907; Mystacidium comorense (Rchb. f.) T. Durand & Schinz 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;