Jumellea gladiator (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1915 GROUP 1

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Emilio Esteban-Infantes© and his Flickr Photo site

Part shade HotWarm LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Sword-Bearing Jumellea [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in the Comoros Islands in rainforests as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very short stems carrying large, erect to spreading, ligulate leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on many, axillary, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 basal sheaths

This species is very similar to J arachnantha and J sagittata but seems to be rather smaller than both.

Synonyms *Aeranthes gladiator Rchb.f. 1885; Mystacidium gladiator (Rchb.f.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 #2 1998 photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;