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Orchid Species: Tolumnia triquetra

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Tolumnia triquetra is an orchid species identified by (Sw.) Nir in 1994.
Genus
Tolumnia (Tolu.)
Grex
triquetra
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Sw.) Nir
Year
1994
ORIGIN: Found in the cockpit country of Jamaica on trees near flowing water in exposed conditions at elevations of 150 to 300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature, fan shaped, warm to cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs yet to 4 or more, linear-ligulate, acute leaves held in a fan shape that blooms on a lateral, erect, to 7 [10 to 18 cm] long, slender, terete, simple or few branched, distally, few to many [5 to 15] flowered inflorescence with longlasting, slightly waxy flowers occurring in the winter and summer. This species likes a cork mount in bright light, heavy humidity and good air movement as well as hot to warm temperatures.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 to 3/4 inch [1.2 to 2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc dubium 1873 André
Add+ Oncidium Onc triquetrum 1813 (Sw.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
Add+ Tolumnia Tolu triquetrum
Add+ Jamaiciella Jamaiciella triquetra 1980 (Sw.) Braem
Add+ Olgasis Olg triquetra 1837 (Sw.) Raf.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym triquetrum 1799 (Sw.) Sw.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi triquetrum 1788 Sw.
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