Tolumnia urophylla (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Braem 1986

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Common Name The Tail-Like Leaf Tolumnia

Flower Size 1" or less [2.5 cm or less]

Found in the northern lesser Antilles on shrubs at low elevations near the coast, as a miniature, hot to cool growing, fan shaped, twig epiphytic species with a fan of linear-ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and autumn on a lateral, erect, slender, terete, 3' [90 cm] long, raceme or few branched panicle that is laxly several flowered and has a tendency to make many keikis.

Synonyms *Oncidium urophyllum Lodd ex Lindley 1841

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium urophyllum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium urophyllum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium urophyllum drawing good; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O urophyllum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium urophyllum; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Oncidium urophyllum; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Oncidium urophyllum drawing hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 2 1982as Oncidium uroophyllum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 7 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 ; Orchidaceae Antillaneae Nir 2000; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007;