Jumellea spathulata (Ridl.) Schltr. 1925 GROUP 4

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

Fragrance Part shadeWarmLATE SummerEARLY Fall

Common Name The Sheathed Jumellea

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in central to southeastern Madagascar as a small to medium sized epiphyte or lithophyte on rocky outcrops in forests with a thick stem carrying several, thick, unequally obtusely bilobed apically, lingulate leaves and blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 3 to 4 sheaths and has fragrant flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 photo ?; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo ?