Tolumnia guttata (L.) Nir 1994 Photo by © Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Spotted Tolumnia

Flower Size 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Jamaica from the lowlands at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters or more as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, equitant epiphyte with tufts of 4 or more, triquetrous, sharp edged, linear-ligulate, sulcate leaves arranged in a fan that blooms in the summer on a erect, dark purple, to 2' [30 to 60 cm] long, racemose or sparsely branched, many successively flowered inflorescence. This species also prefers a cork mount in bright light with hot to cool temperatures and high humidity.

Synonyms Cymbidium guttatum [L.]Willd. 1805; Cymbidium tetrapetalum (Jacq.) Sw. 1799; Epidendrum acinaciforme Pav. ex Lindl. 1833; *Epidendrum guttatum L. 1753; Epidendrum tetrapetalum Jacq. 1760; Oncidium apiculatum Moir 1968; Oncidium berenyce Rchb.f. 1862; Oncidium boydii hort. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium cuneilabium Moir 1968; Oncidium luridum var. guttatum ( L. ) Lindl. 1839; Oncidium pauciflorum Lindl. 1821; Oncidium pulchellum f. apiculatum (Moir) Withner 1980; Oncidium pulchellum f. berenyce (Rchb.f.) Withner 1980; Oncidium pulchellum f. cuneilabium (Moir) Withner 1980; Oncidium quadripetalum Sw. 1800; Oncidium tenellum F.Gérard 1847; Oncidium tetrapetalum (Jacq.) Willd. 1806; Oncidium tricolor Hook. 1845; Tolumnia apiculata ( Moir ) Braem 1986; Tolumnia berenyce ( Rchb.f. ) Braem 1986; Tolumnia cuneilabia ( Moir ) Braem 1986; Tolumnia tetrapetala (Jacq.) Braem 1986; Xaritonia elegans Raf. 1838

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium guttatum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium tetrapetalum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium berenice; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Oncidium guttatum drawing not; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium tetrapetalum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium tetrapetalum drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium tenellum; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as O guttatum drawing hmm; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium tetrapetalum; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo as Oncidium apiculatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo as Oncidium berenyce; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo as Oncidium cuneilabium; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo as Oncidium tetrapetalum; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 as Oncidium tetrapetalum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 3 1981 photo as Oncidium tetrapetalum; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 as T berenyce; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000

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