The Spider Flower
ORIGIN/HABITAT: Comoro Islands, where it is endemic to Grande Comoro Island.
Growers report that these plants grow are healthiest if temperatures are below the intermediate-warm range, so we have estimated the habitat elevation at 4000 ft. (1220 m). Source: Charles Baker
This genus is made up of 60 epiphytic or lithophytic or occasionally terrestrial species from the Islands of Madagascar, Comoros and Mascarene and two species from the East African mainland that are similar culturally to Angraecum. In Victorian times the leaves of Jumellea fragrans were used to brew a tea like beverage called 'Faham Tea'. Their range is from sealevel up to 2000 meters in open forests. They have short or relatively long stems with leaves either arranged along the stem or held in a fan shape. The flowers have narrow segments and a lanceolate lip that does not envelop the column. All the inflorescence carry a single, fragrant, white or green white flower.