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  Ionopsis utricularioides (Sw.) Lindl.
  Family Name : Orchidaceae

  Common Names : Delicate Violet Orchid

Delicate Violet Orchid
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic,  Jamaica, Leeward Island, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Windward Island, French Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil
      Native Habitat :
      Local Conservation Status :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An epiphytic orchid, it is a small to medium sized plant up to 15cm in height. 
      Flowers: The flowers are borne on an erect to arching flower inflorescence, up to 20cm in length. The flowers are small with pale pink to purple sepals and petals. The flower lip is pink to purple with a pale yellow to cream patch at the base. The lateral sepals form a pouched cavity
      Cultivation :
      It is best grown mounted under partial sun. Needs regular watering and good air circulation to prevent rot.  
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Skyrise / Balcony
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Inflorescence Type :

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