Jumellea triquetra (Thouars) Schltr.1915

Plant and Flowers Photos by Charly 97-IV and the Ophyrs, Forum des Orchidees Indigenes

Part shadeWarm Cool LATERSpringSummer

Common Name The Triangular Jumellea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Mauritius and Reunion in evergreen forests at elevations around 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing monopodial epiphyte with a short to no stem carrying 4 to 6, ligulate, folded in the lower third and clasping, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobed leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a below the leaves, .4" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 green bracts.

Synonyms Aerobion triquetrum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis triquetra (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum triquetrum Thouars 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Angraecum triquetrum drawing ok; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Angraecum triquetrum; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as Angraecum triquetrum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing hmm; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006