Jumellea zaratananae Schltr. 1925 GROUP 1

Photo by Patricia Harding.


Common Name The Zaratana Jumellea [Area in north central Madagascar]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in north central Madagascar in mossy evergreen forests at elevations of 1700 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte without a stem and having 5 to 6, leathery yet rather thin leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary 6 1/4" to 8" [16 to 20 cm] long inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves

Synonyms Jumellea tsaratananae Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as J tsarantananae; An introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;