Tolumnia variegata

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Tolumnia variegata
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Illustration of Tolumnia variegata
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Tolumnia
Species:
T. variegata
Binomial name
Tolumnia variegata
Synonyms
  • Epidendrum variegatum Sw. (basionym)
  • Epidendrum carinatumVahl
  • Cymbidium variegatum(Sw.) Sw.
  • Oncidium variegatum(Sw.) Sw.
  • Epidendrum haseltonianumA.D.Hawkes
  • Oncidium leiboldii var. albumMoir & A.D.Hawkes
  • Oncidium leiboldii var. majusMoir & A.D.Hawkes
  • Oncidium variegatum var. purpureumMoir & A.D.Hawkes
  • Oncidium variegatum var. roseumMoir & A.D.Hawkes
  • Oncidium furcyenseMoir
  • Oncidium varvelumMoir
  • Oncidium variegatum f. furcyense(Moir) Withner
  • Oncidium variegatum f. roseum(Moir & A.D.Hawkes) Withner
  • Oncidium variegatum f. varvelum(Moir) Withner
  • Tolumnia borinquinensisSauleda & Ragan

Tolumnia variegata, the harlequin dancing-lady orchid, [1] is a species of orchid endemic to the Caribbean. It is the most widespread species of the genus, ranging from the Virgin Islands in the eastern Caribbean westward to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. Plants occur mostly on small branches of shrubs and small trees, often in secondary habitats, in dry to wet regions from near sea level to 800 m elevation. It is not found in Jamaica.

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References

  1. USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Tolumnia variegata". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 11 December 2015.