Jumellea punctata H.Perrier 1938 GROUP 6

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Hot Warmspring

Common Name The Spotted Jumellea [refers to the black spots on the leaf sheaths]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in damp evergreen forests at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a robust erect, slightly compressed stem carrying, narrowly linear, stiff, conduplicate towards the base, equally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves with black spotted leaf sheaths that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few basal sheaths.


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 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;