Jumellea recta (Thouars) Schltr. 1915 GROUP 8 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Leaves and Flower

Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Brian O'Brien

Fragrant Part sunCool TO Warm LATE SpringEARLY Summer

Common Name The Bent Jumellea

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Reunion and Mauritus at the base of forests trees as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with elongate stems carrying 2 ranked, widely spaced, thick, leathery, ligulate, equally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract and carries a nocturnally fragrant flower.

Synonyms Aeranthes recta (Thouars) S.Moore in J.G.Baker 1877; Aeranthes recta var. recurva (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Aerobion rectum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Aerobion recurvum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis recurva (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum rectum Thouars 1822 ; *Angraecum recurvum Thouars 1822; Epidorchis recta (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Jumellea recurva (Thouars) Schltr. 1915; Macroplectrum rectum (Thouars) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Angraecum recurvum drawing fide; Schlechter's Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 3 1987 stamp; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo

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