Mystacidium comorense is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) T.Durand & Schinz in 1895. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Jumellea comorensis.
ORIGIN: Found as a small sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic, monopodial orchid on the island of Grand Comore at elevations of 500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found as a small sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic, monopodial orchid on the island of Grand Comore at elevations of 500 meters on rough barked trees in very wet forests with good air movement and moderate light. This species has branched and pendant, somewhat flattened stems carrying linear-ligulate, dark green leaves held in two ranks along the stem that has fragrant flowers on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence that can flower at most any time of the year but occurs most often in the winter.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [4 cm] wide and 4 1/2 inch [12 cm] long spur
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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