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Tolumnia Midas

This is a discussion on Tolumnia Midas within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi all, This has been blooming for a little over a week now, but I've ...

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    Default Tolumnia Midas

    Hi all,

    This has been blooming for a little over a week now, but I've only now gottten around to resizing the photos. As some of you know, I quite like Tolumnias, as they tolerate my horrendous watering techniques! This is Tolumnia Midas, so named I'm sure for its flower coloring. While I do find it bright and cheerful I have a mild complaint that it sort of looks a bit too much like every yellow oncidium. Note though, in the first photo, one feature does set it apart from most other Tolumnias. I've never seen one with such reddish-bronzed foliage. All the rest of mine, as well as others I've seen, have fairly plain green foliage.

    I bought this one at my OS auction in October and the spike appeared about a month after I got it. I wish all my 'chids would spike so promptly!

    Hope you enjoy.

    Cheers,
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    Very cute and I like the name!

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    sweet! Rob! Tolumnia hate me though

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    The tiny Tolumnia are some of my favorites of the oncidiums. They take up little space, like it cold as well as hot. And they grow like weeds here in the summer. I lost one this winter, hopefully the one that made it will bloom for me soon.

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    They are beautiful and cute.

    I like Tolumnia too, but they didn't like me back. I saw them first time at a local nursery 5 years ago, and liked them so much that I bought 4 different colored ones. They died shortly after

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    That is so sunny and cheerful! Nice growing, Rob!

    cheers,
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    I like tolums! I just got one, a berry colored - but I like the yellow!

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