Tolumnia bahamense (Nash) Braem 1986

Another Flower Photos by Prem Subrahmanyam and his Florida Native Orchids Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Stephen Jones

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Common Name The Bahamian Tolumnia

Flower Size to .8" [2 cm]

A small eqitant epiphytic species found in scrub Rosemary bushes in Florida and the Bahamas in exteremly bright conditions with a small inconspicuous pseudobulb completely enveloped by the overlapping bases of the distichous, imbricating, 4 to 8, leathery, green, all held in one plane[fanshaped], lanceolate, acute, conduplicate leaves with saw toothed margins that blooms on a to 25" [64 cm] long, axillary, many [25] flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the late spring. The flowers pictured here came from a native plant near Juptiter Florida.

Synonyms *Oncidium bahamense Nash 1920; Oncidium variegatum subsp. bahamense (Nash) Withner 1980;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo ok as Oncidium scandens; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo ok as Oncidium bahamense; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo as T scandens; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo plant only; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006

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