Jumellea gracilipes Schltr. 1922 GROUP 2 Photo by Carl Withner

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo WarmSpring THROUGH Fall

Common Name The Graceful Column Foot Jumellea

Flower Size 1.2" [3cm]

Found in central Madagascar in mossy, montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in moss forests on rotten trees with a stem carrying 5 to 7, stiff, ligulate, folded, dark green, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that form a fan-shape towards the apex of the stem and blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, short inflorescence carrying a single, fragrant flower.

Synonyms Jumellea ambongensis Schltr. 1925; Jumellea exilipes Schltr. 1925; Jumellea imerinensis Schltr. 1925; Jumellea unguicularis Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1937/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 5 1985 drawing; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide