Jumellea rigida Schltr. 1925 GROUP 6 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool Cold LATE springEARLY Summer

Common Name The Rigid Jumellea

Flower Size 1.2" [ cm]

Found in Madagascar in damp forests at elevations around 1500 to 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte with a robust, erect stem carrying 8 to 10, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary or through old leaf sheaths, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few basal sheaths and a thin, tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Jumellea rigida var. altigena Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing ok; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 as J rigida var altigena; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide;