!Antillanorchis gundlachii (C.Wright ex Griseb.) Garay 1974

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Habitat photo Photos courtesy of Eladio M. Fernandez .

Common Name or Meaning Gundlach's Antillanorchis [German Born Naturalist in Cuba 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic and Cuba at elevations of 700-900 meters in a broadleaf forest growing on karst or on cliffsides with shrubs and tall trees on exposed upper branches as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a small pseudobulb with no apical leaf yet enveloped by several distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 3 to 4, rigid, oblong-lanceolate, alternate, acute, conduplicate and clasping below to the pseudobulb base leaves with serrate or notched edges and often speckled with red spots that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising along the axil of a leaf

Synonyms *Oncidium gundlachii C.Wright ex Griseb. 1866; Rodrigueziopsis antillensis Withner 1971; Tolumnia gundlachii (C.Wright ex Griseb.) N.H.Williams & Ackerman 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium gundlachii; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium gundlachii; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 as Rodrigueziopsis antilensis drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids (West Palm Beach) 76: 857 2007 as Tolumnia gundlachii; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 2 2008

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