Jumellea teretifolia Schltr. 1925 GROUP 1 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower

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

Part shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Terete-Leafed Jumellea

Flower Size 1 3/8" to 1 5/8" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen moss forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without a stem but with 5 to 7 terete, subulate-subobtuse, rigid leaves, that blooms in the spring on a slender, 4 3/4" to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 3 narrowly appressed sheaths and tubular, shortly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide