Tolumnia usneoides (Lindl.) Braem 1986

Photo by Julio Larramendi


Common Name The Usnea-Like Tolumnia [A lichen refers to its tiny plant size and shape]

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Cuba at elevations below 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized [plant only], warm growing caesiptose epiphyte or lithophyte with distichous, grasslike, held in a fan, narrowly linear-filiform, subulate, acute, arcuate leaves that blooms in the later spring through later summer on a lateral, erect, filiform, 4" [10 cm] long, 1 to few flowered inflorescence with narrrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Oncidium usneoides Lindl. 1858

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide;