Ixyophora viridisepala ( Senghas ) Dressler 2005 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Side View Of Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name or Meaning The Green Sepaled Ixyophora

Flower Size to 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a caespitose, fanshaped epiphyte with no psuedobulbs, oblanceolate, tapered to the conduplicate petiolate base, acute, graduating in size from the bottom to the top leaves that blooms on a laxly arching, 2 1/4" [6 cm]long, single flowered scape with the flowers held below the leaves occuring at various times as the new growths mature but in nature in the spring. The fan-shape plant in this species is less distinct than in other Chondrorhyncha.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha viridisepala Senghas 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as Chondrorhyncha viridisepala photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha viridisepala drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Chondrorhyncha viridisepala drawing not; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 218 Bennet & Christenson 1995 as Chondrorhyncha viridisepala drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 as Chondrorhyncha viridisepala; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005 as Chondrorhyncha viridisepala; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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