Tolumnia bahamense (Nash) Braem 1986

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

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Stephen Jones


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