Jumellea peyrotii Bosser 1970 GROUP 1

Photo by A Muller and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATER Summer

Common Name Peyrot's Jumellea [French botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 1.84" [4.6 cm]

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in evergreen rain forests at elevations around 900 meters as a large sized, warm growing, stemless epiphyte with a dense tuft of 3 to 5, linear, semi-cylindric, canaliculate, obtusely bilobed apically leaves with disintegrating short, folded leaf sheaths that blooms in the later summer on an, arising from beneath the leaves, peduncle slender, 1 to1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the ovary carrying a white, fleshy flower.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosseer 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo not = J teretifolia;