Monographs Details: Ionopsis utricularioides (Sw.) Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Kaieteur Plateau, rare epiphyte on low tree, leaves brown with darker veins, flowers pale mauve with central purple splotch, April 30, 1944, B. Maguire & D. B. Fanshawe 23100. COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Mouth of the Caruru (a tributary of the Vaupes), on the banks of river and caiio, 230 m alt., September 26, 1939, J. Cuatrecasas 7026; between Calamar and San Jose de Guaviare, 240 m alt., in woods, December 1, 1939, Cuatrecasas 7360. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Banks of Rio Caroni, 420 m alt., F. Cardona 1646; El Dorado highroad, L. Aristeguieta 3774; Uriman, Rio Tirica, 450-500 m alt., epiphyte on banks, flowers purple and very showy, August 29, 1954, Bernardi 1622; Rio Pargueni, 1-10 km above the mouth, 90 m alt., occasional epiphyte at rivers edge, flowers light purple, December 10, 1955, J. J. Wurdack & J. V. Monachino 39786. A widespread and variable species ranging from Florida (U.S.A.), Middle America, the West Indies (JAMAICA, type of Epidendrum utricularioides), and South America to BOLIVIA and PARAGUAY.

Discussion:

Epidendrum utricularioides Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 122. 1788.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| United States of America North America| Jamaica South America| Bolivia South America| Paraguay South America|