Jumellea pandurata Schltr. 1916 GROUP 6

Flower Closeup

Side View of Flower Photos by Ian Chung

Part Shade CoolSpring

Common Name The Lute Shaped Jumellea

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on basalt rocks at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithphyte or epiphyte with an erect stem carrying numerous, ligulate, coriaceous, rigid leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, 1 to few flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 2 to 3 sheaths.

This species and J densifoliata are quite similar and may be synomonous and if so then this name, J panduata, takes precedence as it was described earlier.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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