Jumellea densefoliata Senghas 1964 GROUP 2

Photo by Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo Cool Spring

Common Name The Densely Leaved Jumellea

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing, clump-forming lithophyte on shaded rocks in dry forests or occasional epiphtye with a short stem carrying many, ligulate, leathery, distichous leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 1 1/5 to 2 2/5" [3 to 6 cm] long inflorescence carrying a single fragrant jasmine scented flower.

This species and J pandurata are quite similar and may be synomonous and if so then J pandurata takes precedence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo fide; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;