Tolumnia sylvestris (Lindl.) Braem 1986 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden


Common Name The Forest Dwelling Tolumnia

Flower Size 1"

Found in Hispanola and Cuba in clumps of grass and leaf deitrius as a small sized, fan shaped, warm to hot growing, equitant terrestrial in grass clumps with a few distichous, linear to linear-lanceolatae, falcate, carinate, acute, serrulate leaves that blooms on an erect, to 20" [50 cm] long, lateral, slender, terete, distally densely several to many flowered raceme or a few branched panicle.

Synonyms *Oncidium sylvestre Lindl. 1858; Oncidium variegatum subsp. sylvestre (Lindl.) Withner 1980

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium sylvestre; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium sylvestre drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 as Oncidium sylvestre photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 ; Orchidaceae Antillaneae Nir 2000; Orchid of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo