Jumellea arborescens H. Perrier 1938 GROUP 6 Photo by Copyright © Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz©, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Rod Rice and Oasis the Journal

Part sunWarmTo CoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Tree-Like Jumellea

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in mossy forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1400 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an elongate stem carrying in the apical half, to 20, fairly stiff, elliptic-oblong, bilobed apically, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the summer on a short, axillary, erect, single flowered inflorescence enveloped below the middle by 3 to 4 loose sheaths.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide