Tolumnia acunae (M.A.Díaz) Nir 2000

Drawing by © Mark Nir

Part Shade Warm

Common Name Acuna's Tolumnia [Cuban Botansit later 1900's]

Flower Size 1.28" [3.2 cm]

Found in Guantanamo province of Cuba at elevations up to 800 meters as a miniature sized [plant only], warm, pendent growing epiphtye without pseudobulbs but with a fan of up to 9, equitant, conduplicate, fleshy, linear-ensiform, subfalcate, dorsally carinate, acute, serrulate margined leaves that blooms ona n axillary, erect, peduncle with a few, short, acute sheaths, racemose, to 14" [35 cm] long overall, distally few flowered inflorescence with whitish, scarious, triangular, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying showy, large flowers with yellow tepals with maroon spots, and a yellow lip.

Synonyms *Tolumnia tuerckheimii subsp. acunae M.A.Díaz 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide