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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Jumellea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 45 species (mainly Madagascar and Mascarene Islands, also Africa), with one species, Jumellea filicornoides, native to southern Africa. An additional two species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Jumellea arachnantha

Native to Comores.


Jumellea pandurata

Native to Madagascar.