Jumellea longivaginans H.Perrier 1938 GROUP 6

Photo by Leo Klemm and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Long Floral Bract Jumellea

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in northern and eastern Madagascar on trees in lichen forests at elevations of 950 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, coolgrowing epiphyte with an erect, compressed stem carrying 2 ranked, narrowly ligulate, equally lobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 2, axillary, as long as the leaves, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, peduncle enveloped by sheaths that are keeled on the back, single flowered inflorescence with a green, rigid, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying a medium sized flower.

Synonyms Jumellea longivaginans var. grandis H.Perrier 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as J longivaginans var grandis; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosseer 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;