Ionopsis satyrioides (Sw.) Rchb.f. 1863

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Common Name The Satyrium-Like Ionopsis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Windward Islands, Trinidad, French Guinea, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical wet forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and 2 to 4, terete, fleshy, subulate, canaliculate, acute leaves that blooms on an axillary, arcuate, subpaniculate, subdensely several flowered inflorescence with narrow, acuminate floral bracts carrying, sweetly scented, showy flowers.

Synonyms Cybelion teres (Lindl.) Steud. 1840; Cybelion testiculatum (Sw.) Spreng. 1826; Dendrobium testiculatum Sw. 1799; Epidendrum acinacifolium Sessé & Moç. 1894; *Epidendrum satyrioides Sw. 1788; Ionopsis costaricensis Schltr. 1923; Ionopsis pusilla Barb.Rodr. 1907; Ionopsis teres Lindl. 1838; Ionopsis testiculata (Sw.) Lindl. 1833; Jonopsis costaricensis Schlechter 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Prodr. 123. 1788 as Epidendrum satyrioides; *Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 683. 1863; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Ionopsis teres; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing ok; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 62. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Jonopsis costaricensis; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:104 Schlechter 1924; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 117 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 081 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0239 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo good

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