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

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Jumellea walleri

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
walleri (Rolfe) la CroixC,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Jumellea
Flora of Mozambique: Jumellea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jumellea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Jumellea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Jumellea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Jumellea
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iNaturalist: Jumellea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jumellea
JSTOR Plant Science: Jumellea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jumellea
Plants of the World Online: Jumellea
Tropicos: Jumellea
Wikipedia: Jumellea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Jumellea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=439, retrieved 5 March 2024

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