FZ.39. Jumellea Schltr.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic or lithophytic monopodial herbs. Leaves usually distichous, linear or ligulate, apex obtusely 2-lobed. Inflorescence axillary, 1-flowered. Flowers white, sweet-scented. Dorsal sepal usually recurved, lateral ± joined under the spur. Sepals and petals narrow. Lip entire; basal spur long. Column short with 2 parallel arms joined on the inner side to the lateral sepals and petals, giving these a characteristic twist; pollinia 2, each joined by a short stipes to a large viscidium.

Worldwide: 60 species in Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarenes

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
usambarensis J.J. WoodZ
walleri (Rolfe) la CroixZDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Jumellea
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Jumellea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Jumellea
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Wikipedia: Jumellea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jumellea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jumellea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Jumellea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=439, retrieved 1 October 2022

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