Tolumnia compressicaulis (Withner) Braem 1986 Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Compressed Callus Tolumnia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Hispanola at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with imbricate, distichous, conduplicte, fleshy, rigid, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that are held in a fan and blooms on a lateral, erect, slender, distinctly compressed, to 32" [to 80 cm] long, distally few branched, subdensely many flowered, paniculate inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts and large, showy flowers

Synonyms *Oncidium compressicaule Withner 1966

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Oncidium compressicaule photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 2 1982 as Oncidium compressicaule photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000