Jumellea ibityana Schlechter 1925 GROUP 4 Photo by Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo Warm LATERSummer

Common Name The Mt. Ibity Jumellea [Mtn. in Madagascar]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in central Madagascar on rocky quartz outcrops as a small sized, cool to warm growing, monopodial lithophyte on quartz rocks from altitudes of 2000 meters with a stiff, slightly compressed stem carrying many, leathery, lingulate, quite stiff leaves that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, 2 1/8" to 2 3/4" [5.5 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with night-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du POuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide