Jumellea usambarensis J.J.Wood 1982

Another Flower Angle Photos by Bachman and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeCool Cold Winter

Common Name The Usambara Jumellea [A mountain range in Tanzania]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique at elevations around 1600 to 1950 meters medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, simple stems enveloped completely by persistent, imbicating, distichous sheaths and carryijg oblong-ligulate, equally to slightly unequally bilobed apically, coriaceous, mid nerve prominent below leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary [from the bare persistent sheaths or leaves above, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 5, basal, imbricating, ovate, obtuse, scarious bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Flora of East Africa Vol 3 Cribb 1989 drawing