Ixyophora carinata (P.Ortiz) Dressler 2005 Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Another Flower Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Keeled Ixyophora

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short pseudobulbs enveloped completely by distichous, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying oblong-ellitptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a lateral, arising through the axils of the leaf-bearing sheaths, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha carinata P. Ortiz 1994

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Orquideología 19(2): 18. 1994 as Chondrorhyncha carinata; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Chondrorhyncha carinata photo maybe; *Lankesteriana 5(2): 95. 2005; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide to the third photo only

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