Jumellea jumelleana (Schltr.) Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952 GROUP 3

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Part Shade Warm CoolWinter

Common Name Henri Jumelle's Jumellea [French botanist later 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in east central Madagascar on shrubs in low canopy forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, rigid stems carrying many close spaced, small, thick, leathery, oblong-ligulate, folded leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, peduncle with 3 to 4 sheaths, upper ones longer than the lower, single flowered inflorescence with a bract similar to the upper peduncle bract and carrying white flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum jumelleanum Schltr. 1913; Jumellea henryi Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as J henryi; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as J henryi; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide