Monographs Details: Ionopsis utricularioides (Sw.) Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
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.


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|