Tolumnia haitiensis (Leonard & Ames) Braem 1986 Photo by Eladio Fernandez

Common Name The Haitian Tolumnia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic on small thorny shrubs as a medium to just large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with imbricate, to 6, arranged in a fan, distichous, thick, triangular in cross-section, carinate, rigid, arcuate, oblong-lanceolate, acute, denticulate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year except the hottest part of the summer on a lateral, erect, slender, terete, simple to few branched, to 24" [60 cm] long, distally lax few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Oncidium haitiense Leonard & Ames 1922; Tolumnia caribensis (Moir) Braem 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 as Oncidium haitiense photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Baker's 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007;