Jumellea hyalina H. Perrier 1938 GROUP 3

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade CoolLATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Transparent Jumellea

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a sometimes branching, slightly compressed stem carrying 5 to 7 stiff, linear, short, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, shorter inflorescence enveloped completely by 3 to 4 thick, rigid, long-lasting sheaths and has similar floral bracts that cover a third of the pedicel that in turn carries a small flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/81; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; 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