Jumellea maxillarioides (Ridl.) Schltr. 1926 GROUP 1

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

FragrancePart shade Cool ColdSummer

Common Name The Maxillaria-Like Jumellea

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in central and southeastern Madagascar at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte among rocks with no to a very short stem carrying many, leathery, but not stiff, loriform, leaves that are bilobed-rounded apically and blooms in the summer on several at one time, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arise from the base of the plant and is enveloped basally by 5, narrowly appressed, shortly cuspidate sheaths and tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Angorchis maxillarioides (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum maxillarioides Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo ;AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide