Jumellea walleri (Rolfe) la Croix

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Jumellea walleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Jumellea walleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Jumellea walleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Jumellea walleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Jumellea walleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Jumellea walleri

Photo: Lynne Booth
Aberfoyle Estate, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Angraecum filicornoides De Wild.
Jumellea filicornoides (De Wild.) Schltr.
Mystacidium walleri Rolfe
Common names:
Status: Native
Monopodial epiphyte or lithophyte. Stems normally erect with 6-16 leaves towards the apex. Leaves rather fleshy, stiff, held at an angle to the stem, unequally bi-lobed at the apex. Flowers singly (rarely 2) in the leaf axils, 4-5 cm in diameter, turning yellowish when fading, sweetly scented. Sepals and petals narrowly lanceolate. Dorsal sepal erect or recurved. Lip rhombic from a narrow base with a long pointed apex. Spur very slender, 2-3 cm, bent near the base.
Derivation of specific name: filicornoides: thread-like, referring to the very slender spur
Habitat: In riverine forest and high rainfall woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status:
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Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 116 - 117. As Jumellea filicornoides (Includes a picture).

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 83. As Jumellea filicornoides

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 379 - 380. As Jumellea filicornoides (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 78 - 79. as Jumellea filicornoides (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 243. as Jumellea filicornoides (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I.F. & La Croix T.M. (1983). Orchids of Bvumbwe The Society of Malawi Journal 36(2) Page 16. As Jumellea filicornoides

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 96.

Morris, B. (1967). The epiphytic orchids of Soche Mountain. Historic and Scientific Society of Malawi Journal 20(2) Page 34. As Jumellea filicornoides

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Pages 81 - 82. As Jumellea filicornoides

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 47. As Jumellea filicornoides (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

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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: Species information: Jumellea walleri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118640, retrieved 16 April 2024

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