Jumellea teretifolia Schltr. 1925 GROUP 1

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower

Photo by Olaf Pronk

Part shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Terete-Leafed Jumellea

Flower Size 1 3/8" to 1 5/8" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen moss forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte without a stem but with 5 to 7, terete, subulate-subobtuse, rigid leaves, that blooms in the spring on a slender, 4.8" to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 3 narrowly appressed sheaths and tubular, shortly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo ok; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 as J peyrotiii photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;