Jumellea intricata H.Perrier 1938

Plant and Flower

Photos by Guido De Vidi and His Orchid Website

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Intricate Jumellea

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in central and northwestern Madagascar in lichen rich, montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphtye with numerous, branched and tangled stems carrying many, ligulate-linear, equally and obtusely bilobed apically, contracted, pleated basally leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, beneath the leaves, peduncle 1,2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, thin, clad in the lower third by 5 tubular sheaths, 4" [10 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I am unsure of this determination so please use with caution.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagasccar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo ok;