Jumellea majalis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915

Another DrawingTYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade CoolSummerFall

Common Name The May Blooming Jumellea

Flower Size

Found in northern and northeastern Madagascar in lichen forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, branching, pendent, densely leafy stem carrying many, 2 ranked, linear-ligulate, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on axillary, peduncle completely enveloped by 4 bracts, upper ones longer than the lower, 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying small, white flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum majale Schltr. 1913

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