Jumellea rigida Schltr. 1925 GROUP 6 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shadeWarm Cool LATE springEARLY Summer

Common Name The Rigid Jumellea

Flower Size 1.2" [ cm]

Found in Madagascar in damp forests at elevations around 1500 to 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte with a robust erect stem carrying 8 to 10, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary or through old leaf sheaths, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few basal sheaths and a thin, tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Jumellea rigida var. altigena Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/85; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing ok; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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