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Oncidium lucayanum Lucaya Tolumnia


Lucaya Tolumnia, Oncidium lucayanum


Tolumnia lucayana (Nash) Braem 1986 Photo by Peter M.C. Werner .

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 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