Tolumnia tuerckheimii (Cogn.) Braem 1986 Photo by Ron Parsons

Part shadeCool to Cold Summer

Common Name Tuerckheim's Tolumnia [German Orchid Collector in Antilles and Central America 1800 to early 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba at elevations around 1500 meters hanging on the bottom of branches as a small to medium sized, cool to cold, pendant growing epiphyte with a downward facing fan of to 9, longer to 2' [60 cm], imbricate, conduplicate, fleshy, linear-ensiform, subfalcate, dorsally carinate, acute, entire margined leaves that blooms in the summer on a lateral, erect, racemose, distally laxly 3 to 9 flowered, pendant inflorescence with a few short, acute bracts at the nodes and whitish, scarious, triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Gudrunia tuerckheimii (Cogn.) Braem 1993; *Oncidium tuerckheimii Cogn. 1912;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium tuerckheimii; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 3 1991 as Gudrunia tuerkheimii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 # 10 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000 as T acunae;