Jumellea exilis (Cordem.) Schltr. 1915

Side View of Flower

Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Slim Jumellea

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion in moss forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a branching, erect, slender, slightly compressed stems carrying 5 to 6, widely spaced, shiny above, dull beneath, almost equally, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an axillary, erect, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers becoming yellowish with age

Synonyms *Angraecum exile Cordem. 1900; Jumellea flavescens H. Perrier 1938

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