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Jumellea confusa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by gg68, May 25, 2011.

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    Outstanding! :clap:
    Don't you love the fragrance? Mmmmmmmm.......
     
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    What characters are used to distinguish Jumellea confusa from Jum. comorensis?

    Two different plants each with one of these names was shown at a local orchid society meeting. Without knowing the country of origin of the plants, they looked to me to represent the same taxon. Leaf and floral segment measurements seemed to be the same.

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    If they looked similar, maybe they were similar and one of them was misidentified...it sometimes happen with so close species...

    Jumellea comorensis leaves are shortly bilobed at the paex and confusa's leaves are equally lobed, and they are a bit longer.
    Confusa's petal are a bit shorter that sepals...

    ...but maybe if in some year someone study their DNA, he will discover that in fact they are both the same species with only variations because of their living conditions...
     
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