Jumellea maxillarioides (Ridl.) Schltr. 1926 GROUP 1

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

FragrancePart shade Cool ColdSummer

Common Name The Maxillaria-Like Jumellea

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in central and southeastern Madagascar at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte among rocks with no to a very short stem carrying many, leathery, but not stiff, loriform, leaves that are bilobed-rounded apically and blooms in the summer on several at one time, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arise from the base of the plant and is enveloped basally by 5, narrowly appressed, shortly cuspidate sheaths and tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Angorchis maxillarioides (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum maxillarioides Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Mdagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide