Tolumnia gauntlettii (Withner & H.P.Jesup) Nir 1994 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another flower Photos by Galerie Orchideen Forum


Common Name Gauntlett's Tolumnia [Jamaican Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .22" [6 mm] wide

Found in Jamaica as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a fan of imbricate, distichous, conduplicate, coriaceous, slightly curved, stiff, oblong-lanceolate, falcate, carinate, acute, serrulate to smooth above leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a lateral, erect, filamentous, stiff, wiry, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively few [1 to 3] flwered inflorescence with 3 to 4, thin, membraneous, triangular, tightly adpressed at the nodes bracts and a similar floral bract.

The 2nd Flower photo represented may be a hybrid as there are too many flowers, the species description states that there are no more than three, but the flower in the photos does match the description by both Withner and Nir.. I await more information.

Synonyms Jamaiciella gauntlettii (Withner & H.P.Jesup) Braem 1980; Olgasis gauntlettii Braem 1984; *Oncidium gauntlettii Withner & H.P.Jesup 1964

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 6 1964 as Oncidium gauntletii TYPE drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digweat Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo fide; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001