Jumellea confusa (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915 GROUP 6 Photos by Fred Hillerman

Another Flower?

Spur and Flower? Photos by Donna Nash

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo WarmLATE Spring To EARLY Fall

Common Name The Confused Jumellea

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in low dense forests among mosses and lichens at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or sometimes lithophyte with numerous, 2 ranked, leathery, conduplicate below, linear-ligulate, equally lobed apically, dark green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early fall on an axillary, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, erect, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils as well as on the stem below the leaves.

Synonyms *Angraecum confusum Schltr. 1913; Jumellea ankaratrana Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo good; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;