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Ionopsis

Ionopsis utriculariodes plate
Ionopsis utriculariodes from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Ionopsis
H.B.K. 1815
Type Species
Ionopsis utriculariodes


Ionopsis abbreviated as Inps in horticultural trade, is a genus of around five species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Florida and from Mexico to Bolivia and Paraguay

DescriptionEdit

The lip of species in this genus has a short column, which has a foot and the 2 hard pollina are attached to a stipe.

CultureEdit

Grow in cool to warm conditions with moderate to bright light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark, treefern, or osmunda. Plants prefer to be mounted

NamingEdit

The plant is named after the Greek words "ion" and "opsis" which means appearing like a violet which refers to the appearance of the flowers in this genus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cybelion Spreng
  2. Iantha Hkr. 1824
  3. Inopsis Steud.

Species Edit

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