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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

[A-EM]
Distribution

The six species of Jejewoodia are endemic to Borneo.

Ecology

Jejewoodia crockerensis J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb occurs in forests on sandstone at 1200–1700 m. Jejewoodia jiewhoei is a twig epiphyte in forests at elevations of 900–1800 m. Jejewoodia jongirii J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb and J. rimauensis J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb are twig epiphytes in forests at 1300–1600 m. Jejewoodia linusii J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb is epiphytic on small branches in forests at 1200–1700 m. Jejewoodia longicalcarata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb is reported from forests, sometimes on ultramafic substrate, at 1100–1500 m.

General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Stem up to c. 20 cm long, simple or branching, rooting at base, leafy. Leaves distichous, ensiform, flattened. Inflorescence lateral, axillary, borne from upper portion of stems, one-flowered, sometimes four or five flowers open simultaneously in succession per stem; floral bracts less than 1/8 the length of pedicel, brownish. Flowers up to 1 cm in diameter, usually opening widely, sepals and petals white, less often yellow or greenish yellow, labellum white, sometimes with a yellow central patch at base of midlobe. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Sepals narrowly elliptic, acute. Petals broadly elliptic and obtuse or narrowly oblong and subacute. Labellum trilobed, pandurate, spurred or slightly saccate, constricted near middle, hypochile canaliculate, thickened at the margins, margins erect, epichile transversely elliptic, emarginate with a broadly triangular tooth in sinus, or rounded, thick; spur (when present) narrow, shallowly conical, entrance glabrous. Column foot absent; anther apically elongate, pollinia four, ovoid, unequal, viscidium transversely elliptic, stipe linear; rostellum finger-like.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Jejewoodia; it is rare in cultivation.

Native to:

Borneo

Jejewoodia Szlach. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fragm. Florist. Geobot., Suppl. 3: 135 (1995)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0