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 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 growing epiphyte with clustered, simple stems enveloped completely by persistent, imbricating, distichous sheaths and carrying 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 ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Flora of East Africa Vol 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing fide;