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
Other sources of information about Jumellea:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): JumelleaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: JumelleaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for JumelleaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): JumelleaKew Herbarium catalogue
: JumelleaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Jumellea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=439, retrieved 18 May 2013