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Jumellea fragrans

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 29, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've check the books on this and except for the spur being a bit shorter than the description it seems to match. I will self this unless someone has it in bloom and wants to exchange pollen. It is growing in a 4" planter.

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  2. gg68

    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    This one is really big and so beautiful!!!

    According to what I see, the size of the flower and of its spur are a bit short for J.fragrans.
    In fact on Reunion Island, we can find J.rossii too, which looks like J.fragrans but with shorter leaves and smaler flowers. J.fragrans spur is 3,5-5cm long and J.rossi's spur is 2,5cm long.
    Both have scented leaves when they are dry, so there is often confusion!!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This definitely does have a shorter spur. I've tried to compare the plant to the descriptions of fragrans and rossii I find in Stewart's book and with Rogier van Vugt's images. It does seem closer to rossii than fragrans, but there seems to be some overlap.

    The plant was from Hoosier Orchid Company in 2005. I've asked Leon Glicenstein if he remembers them but he doesn't remember exactly. So I still have to wonder if it is a species or an accidental hybrid. I'll try to self it and see what I get.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    You can find a lot of descritptions and pictures of Réunion Island's orchids in a great book, written in french and in English by Patrice Bernet: "Orchidées de la Réunion"!!

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Gilles. I wasn't aware of that book.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It doesn't seem readily available in the US, this could take a bit of hunting.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    You can directly write to the author, maybe he will have a solution for you!!

    [email protected]
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Ooooh -- another book. That is certainly tempting.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    I hope that you both know this one....??

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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Yes. I have that one. Excellent photography and info
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, I have that too. I was just unaware of the "Orchidées de la Réunion".
     
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    big and beauty :p