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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:2. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic or lithophytic monopodial herbs.
Morphology Stem
Stem long or short; leaves usually distichous, linear or ligulate, obtusely 2-lobed at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, single-flowered (rarely 2-flowered); peduncle short, ovary with a slender pedicel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, white, usually scented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal usually recurved; lateral sepals ± joined under the spur by the base of the anterior margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals narrow, acute or acuminate; lip entire, usually rhombic, oblanceolate or narrowly ovate, spurred at the base, the spur usually long and slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short with a short foot, and with 2 parallel arms joined on the inner side to the lateral sepals and petals, giving these a characteristic twist; rostellum short, emarginate; anther cucullate; pollinia 2, each joined by a short stipes to a large viscidium.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrow, fusiform or cylindrical, opening by a single slit.

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic or lithophytic, entirely glabrous monopodial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems abbreviated or elongated, simple or occasionally branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to ligulate, equally or unequally bilobed at apex, coriaceous or fleshy, erect to spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1(–2)-flowered, axillary, peduncle abbreviated; bracts small, mostly imbricate, scarious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, white, small or medium-sized, often scented; ovary with a long filiform pedicel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, narrow, acute to acuminate, often undulate at the base, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal usually recurved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals connivent with base of lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire, spurred at base, flat or conduplicate, rhombic, narrowly elliptic or ovate, acute to acuminate, attenuate or constricted at the base; disc usually carinate; spur usually long, filiform, retrorse or antrorse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, porrect, with 2 conspicuous stelidia and a short foot; rostellum short, emarginate; anther cucullate, truncate or retuse, not beaked; pollinia 2, globose or broadly ellipsoid, each attached by a short stipes to a large viscidium
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly cylindrical, dehiscing by means of a single fissure.

Native to:

Comoros, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rodrigues, Réunion, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Jumellea Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2010 Rakotovao, C. et al. [1986], Madagascar K000396145
Jan 1, 1990 Labat, J.N. [2140], Madagascar 72984.000
Madagascar 13686.000
Mason, L.M. [2779], Madagascar 15077.002
Mason, L.M. [2086], Madagascar 30368.000
Kennedy, G., Madagascar 3135.000
Morze, G. [154], Zambia 31793.000
Stewart, J. [928], Comoros 32596.000
Mason, L.M. [2771], Madagascar 33746.000
Madagascar 49065.000
Madagascar 49547.000
Madagascar 60980.000
Madagascar 61028.000
Madagascar 61035.000
Madagascar 61116.000
Madagascar 61978.000
Madagascar 6242.000
Mauritius 640.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M851], Madagascar 72324.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M829], Madagascar 72595.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M784], Madagascar 72343.000
Hermans, J. [29/8], Madagascar 72428.000
Dupuy, D.J. [611], Madagascar 77407.000
Dupuy, D.J. [675], Madagascar 77409.000
Madagascar 77249.000
Ambalavao, E.S. [7321], Madagascar K000718255
Dupuy, D.J. [711], Madagascar 77406.000
Madagascar 77248.000

First published in Orchideen Beschreib. Kult. Zücht.: 609 (1914)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pailler, T. & al. (2020). file:///C:/Users/rg02kg/Downloads/40796-45106-1-PB.pdf epublication.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Rakotoarivelo, F., Pailler, T. & Faliniaina, L. (2013). Revision of the genus Jumellea Schltr. (Orchidaceae) from the Comoros archipelago Adansonia, sér. 3, 35: 33-46.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Die Orchideen: 609 (1914).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Die Orchideen: 609 (1914)

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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