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Jumellea - please help

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by leo, Jan 28, 2015.

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  1. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Where are the Jumellea specialists?

    I got this one from an old collection I could gratefully take over. It was labelled Jumellea gladiator. Now from reading through the few books with information about Jumelleas I found that J. gladiator has a very short spur (only 30-40mm, if I recall correctly). This one has spurs of about 80mm length. So what is it? Nothing seems to really fit. Is it a hybrid? :eek:

    Nice plant anyway, I like it. And it is beautifully scented (smells like soap).

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  2. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    nice one what length width of leaves? Maybe it is Jumellea phalaenophora, but I have to be wrong leaves are more less 10-12cm? than the most similar would be to Jumellea gracilipes..., but maybe not exactly either??
     
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  3. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    The leaves are about 100-140mm long and 20-25mm wide. Could be a young phalaenophora indeed. Do you have this species in cultivation? I couldn't find a descent photo on the web for comparison.