Tolumnia guibertiana (A.Rich.) Braem 1986 Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Deep ShadeHotWarmWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning Guibert's Tolumnia

Flower Size 5/8 to 3/4" [1.8 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Cuba and Isla de Pines in coastal areas in mangroves, swampy areas and dry forests on trees and shrubs at elevations of sealevel to 100 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with linear-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped almost completetely by several [3 to 4] conduplicate, basally clasping, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, equitant, fleshy, rigid, recurved, linear, acute leaves with denticulate margins that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 12" [30 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose to few branched paniculate inflorescnece with ovate, triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms *Oncidium guibertianum A.Rich. 1850; Oncidium lyratum Withner 1967; Oncidium moirianum Osment 1972; Tolumnia lemoniana subsp. guibertiana (A.Rich.) Braem 1990; Tolumnia lyrata (Withner) Braem 1986; Tolumnia moiriana (Osment) Braem, Orchidee (Hamburg) 37: 58 (1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium guibertianum; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1980 as Oncidium lyratum; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1980 as Oncidium moirianum photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo as Oncidium moirianum; Catalogo Descriptivo De Las Orquideas de Cuba Acuna 1987 as Oncidium Guibertiana; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Laramendi and Llamacho 2005

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