Jumellea comorensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1915 GROUP 6

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Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Photo by Carter & Holmes Nursery

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Photo by Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo Warm MOSTLY Winter

Common Name The Comoros Jumellea

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm] wide and 4 1/2" [12 cm] long spur

Found as a small sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic, monopodial orchid on the island of Grand Comore at elevations of 500 meters on rough barked trees in very wet forests with good air movement and moderate light. This species has branched and pendant, somewhat flattened stems carrying linear-ligulate, dark green leaves held in two ranks along the stem that blooms at most any time of the year, but occurs most often in the winter on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Aeranthes comorensis Rchb. f. 1885; Angraecum comorense (Rchb. f.) Finet 1907; Mystacidium comorense (Rchb. f.) T. Durand & Schinz 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo fide; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photofide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 7 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #6 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide;