Fernandezia ionanthera

Fernandezia ionanthera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Fernandezia
Species: Frnndz. ionanthera
Binomial name
Fernandezia ionanthera
[Rchb.f & Wars.] Schlechter 1920

Fernandezia ionanthera is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Fernandezia.


Plants bloom from fall to spring with a single 2 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2800 to 3150 meters


Plants should be grown in cool temperature with bright light. Water about twice a week in the summer and reduce to once a week as winter approaches. Plants can be grown in a well drain coarse mixture of bark and perlite or mounted.


Common name: The Violet Column Fernandezia


  1. Centropetalum ionantherum [Rchb.f $ Warsc.] Kraenzl., Pflanzer 1923
  2. *Nasonia ionanthera Rchb.f & Warsc. 1855

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