Jumellea pandurata Schltr. 1916 GROUP 6

Flower Closeup

Side View of Flower Photos by Ian Chung

Part Shade CoolSpring

Common Name The Lute Shaped Jumellea

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on basalt rocks at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithphyte or epiphyte with an erect, thick stem carrying numerous, ligulate, coriaceous, rigid, leathery leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, peduncle .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long overall, 1 to few flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying white flowers with a greenish spur.

This species and J densifoliata are quite similar and may be synomonous and if so then this name, J pandurata, takes precedence as it was described earlier.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; 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; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009