Tolumnia sasseri (Moir) Braem 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name Sasser's Tolumnia

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Bahamas on Abacos and Andros Islands near sea level in thickets off small trees about 6' off the ground. It is a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a small flattened pseudobulb enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carring up to 6, leathery, conduplicate, distichously arranged, with closely overlapping leaf bases, yellow green to olive green, minutely flecked with reddish-purple spots, acute leaves held in a fan that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, basal, axillary, to 11.2" [to 28 cm] long, 3 to 6 [20] flowered inflorescence with several bracts.

Synonyms *Oncidium sasseri Moir 1975

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo ok as Oncidum sasseri; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo as T sasseri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006 as Braasiella arizajuliana

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