Jumellea comorensis

Jumellea comorensis 

Jumellea comorensis                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
published in  Beiefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt  33 ( 2 ) : 428    1915
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Vandeae
subtribe Angraecinae
genus Jumellea  Schlechter 1914

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins forests of the Comoros Islands (Mayotte, Ngazidja, Nioumbadjou, Itsoundzou) and Madagascar 
altitude 340 - 700 m (1122 - 2310 ft)

climate informations from Mbèni (Gran Comore Island, Comoros)

    Köppen climate classification Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 500 m / 1650 ft) :
    Jumellea comorensis a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Mbèni this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 45 m' to 11 h 15 m'
life form epiphyte
brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 3 cm  (1.2"), axillary
nr flowers 1, fragrant
size single flower  5 L 6 cm  (2" L 2.4") - spur  12 cm  (4.8")
duration single flower, ≈ 30 days
time to bloom from birth ≈ 60 days            
CITES appendix II


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