Jumellea stenophylla (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Schltr.1915 GROUP 8

Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower in situ Reunion

Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Part shade Hot Cool LATERSpring Summer Fall

Common Name The Slim Leafed Jumellea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Reunion and Madagascar in damp forests at elevations around 300 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a short, erect stem carrying 5 to 6, unequally bilobed apically, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on an axillary through old leaf sheaths, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 basal sheaths and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Angraecum penicillatum Cordem. 1894; *Angraecum stenophyllum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Jumellea penicillata (Cordem.) Schltr.1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006 as J penicillata; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;