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Ionopsis utricularioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Ionopsis
Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth
  • Iantha Hook.
  • Cybelion Spreng.
  • Konantzia Dodson & N.H.Williams

Ionopsis is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It contains 6 currently accepted species, native to Latin America, the West Indies, and Florida.[1][2][3]

  1. Ionopsis burchellii Rchb.f. - Brazil
  2. Ionopsis minutiflora (Dodson & N.H.Williams) Pupulin - Ecuador
  3. Ionopsis papillosa Pupulin - Ecuador
  4. Ionopsis satyrioides (Sw.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers - widespread across southern Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America
  5. Ionopsis utricularioides (Sw.) Lindl. - widespread across southern Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, South America, and Florida
  6. Ionopsis zebrina Kraenzl. - Colombia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of North America v 26 p 646, Ionopsis Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 279, plate 83. 1816.
  3. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two). Genera Orchidacearum 5: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ionopsis at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Ionopsis at Wikispecies