Warczewiczella ionoleuca (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Opening flower

Flower Fully Open Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl, plant grown by JEM Orchids

Full shadeHotCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Violet-Blue White Warczewiczella

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 30 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs that has a fan of lanceolate, conduplicate below, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, pendant, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a single, tubular below the middle bract.

Synonyms Cochleanthes ionoleuca (Rchb. f.) R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959; *Zygopetalum ionoleucum Rchb. f

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 as Cochleanthes ionoleuca photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Cochleanthes ionoleuca; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Cochleanthes ionoleuca photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Cochleanthes ionoleuca drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Cochleanthes ionoleuca drawing fide/ photo ok; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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