Tolumnia lucayana (Nash) Braem 1986 Photo by Ruben Sauleda .

Another Flower Photo by Karl Senghas .

Common Name The Lucaya Tolumnia [An archaic name for the Bahamas]

Flower Size .5 to 1" 1.25 to [2.5 cm]

Found in the Bahamas, and Northern Cuba in coastal scrub near the beaches or in mangrove swamps close to the sea as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with arching, shallowly channeled, serrated margined, sparsely minutely spotted purple-brown leaves held in an equitant fan that blooms in the summer on an axillary 6 to 18" [15 to 45 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oncidium lucayanum Nash 1920; Oncidium lucayanum var. aureum Moir 1973; Oncidium lucayanum var. purpureum Moir 1973; Oncidium lucayanum var. rubiginosum Moir 1973

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol No 5 1966 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 as Oncidium lucayanum photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide;