Jumellea linearipetala H.Perrier 1938 Photo by Fred Hillerman

Part shade Cool Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name The Linear Petal Jumellea

Flower Size 1.36" [3.4 cm]

Found in northern and northwestern Madagascar on tree trunks in lichen forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short to stemless orchid carrying 4 to 5, short, thick, equally lobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on a from the stem, beneath the leaves, peduncle short .5 to .8" [1.2 to 2 cm] long, 1.4 to 3.2" [3.5 to 8 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence.

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