Fernandezia ionanthera [Rchb.f & Wars.] Schlechter 1920 SECTION Nasonia Photo by Lourens Grobler and The Wikia Website

Another Angle Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Plant and flowerPhoto by Dale Borders

Plant and Flower in situ, Cundinamarca Colombia 6/22/07Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Violet Column Fernandezia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature sized, cold growing, pseudomonopodial epiphyte or occassional lithophyte in wet, cold, cloud forests at elevations of 2500 to 3300 meters with a leafy, branching stem with ovate-lanceolate, acute, shallowly concave, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves with a sessile, axillary from the topmost leaf axils, single flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts that occurs in the fall through spring.

Synonyms Centropetalum ionantherum [Rchb.f $ Warsc.] Kraenzl., Pflanzer 1923; *Nasonia ionanthera Rchb.f & Warsc. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia (Hannover) 2: 99.1854 as Nasonia ionanthera; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Nasonia ionanthera drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 432 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0073 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 12 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 661 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide;