Ionopsis utricularioides

 Ionopsis utricularioides

Ionopsis utricularioides                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy   described by (Swartz) Lindley, John 
  published in      Collectanea Botanica  8 : t . 39, f . A    jan. 1826
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily    Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Ionopsis Hooker 1815

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

humid forests in Florida, Caribbean (Jamaica, St. Andrew, Mona, Brown Town), Puerto Rico (Rio Grande), 

    Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Nayarit, Yucatan, Quintana Roo), Honduras,
    Belize (Cajo, Toledo), Guatemala (Izabal, Petèn), Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia (Antioquia),
    Ecuador (Manabì, Los Rios, Esmeraldas, El Oro, Galapagos), Peru, Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Nuflo de Chavez),
    Brazil, Paraguay.
  altitude 0 - 1500 m  ( 0 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from Segovia (Antioquia, Colombia)

    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 750 m / 2475 ft) :
    Ionopsis utricularioides a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Segovia this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 28 m' to 11 h 32 m'
  life form epiphytic
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence    length 30 - 38 cm (12" - 15.2"), basal 
nr flowers  21 - 34
size  single flower  0.8 L 1.2 cm  (0.32" L 0.48") - inflorescence  12 L 5 cm  (4.8" L 2")
duration  ≈ 50 days
time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days
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