Ionopsis utricularioides (Sw.) Lindl.

First published in Coll. Bot.: t. 39A (1826)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Florida, S. Mexico to Tropical America. It is an epiphyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.


Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Baptista, J.A.N., Bianchetti, L.B. & Pellizzaro, K.F. (2005). Orchidaceae da Reserva Ecológia do Guará, D.F., Brasil. Acta Botanica Brasilica 19: 221-232.
  • Chiron, G.R. (2014). Contribution à l'inventaire de la flore d'Orchidaceae d'Espírito Santo (Brésil).2a. Richardiana 14: 213-218.
  • Ferreira, A.W.C., Lima, M.I.S. & Pansarin, E.R. (2010). Orchidaceae na região central de São Paulo, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 61: 243-259.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 3: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Noguera-Savelli, E. & Cetzal-Ix, W. (2014). Revisión e integración del conocimiento de las Orchidaceae de Tabasco, México. Botanical Sciences 92: 519-540.
  • Pansarin, E.R. & Pansarin, L.M. (2008). A família Orchidaceae na Serra do Japi, São Paulo, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 87-98.
  • Schinini, A. (2010). Orquídeas nativas del Paraguay. Rojasiana 9: 1-316.

Flora of the Cayman Islands

  • Lindl., Coll. Bot. t. 39A (1826).

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist.
  • CITES (2021). Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Plants for malaria, plants for fever: Medicinal species in Latin America, a bibliographic survey: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mueller, F.J.H., von [82] Brazil K000847159 Yes
Gardner [5875] Brazil K000847144 Yes
Chase, M.W.C. [83072] Puerto Rico K:SPC-75804.000 No
Glaziou, A. [22176] Brazil K000847158 Yes
Adams, B.R. [K 52] Belize K:SPC-42591.000 No
K:SPC-12556.000 No
Burchell [5203] Brazil K000847145 Yes
Chase, M.W. [83072] K:SPC-76358.000 No
da Silva, J.B.F. Brazil K:SPC-57054.000 No
Glaziou, A. [13228] Brazil K000847157 Yes
Glaziou, A. [22175] Brazil K000847154 Yes
Burchell [7389] Brazil K000847152 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000847150 Yes
Burchell [5922] Brazil K000847146 Yes
Philcox, D.; Phillips, B. [8313] Trinidad and Tobago K:SPC-40214.000 No
Jamaica K:SPC-08309.000 No
Weir, J. [56] Brazil K000847148 Yes
Blanchet [3964] Brazil K000847155 Yes
s.coll. [809] Brazil K000847156 Yes
Glaziou, A. [14300] Brazil K000847147 Yes
Fooles, W.A. [1480] Brazil K000847149 Yes
Miers, J. [3547] Brazil K000847151 Yes
Podzorski, A. [36] Jamaica K:SPC-39608.000 No
Brade, A.C. [7747] Brazil K000847153 Yes
Ionopsis pallidiflora K000586329 Holotype Yes
Ionopsis paniculata K:SPC-13662.000 No
Guyana Ionopsis paniculata K:SPC-13663.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [87196] Ionopsis paniculata K:SPC-75848.000 No
Ionopsis paniculata K:SPC-10312.000 No
Mar 3, 2005 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624532 Yes
Oct 27, 1994 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624527 Yes
Mar 21, 1987 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444745 Yes
Jan 27, 1987 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624526 PARA Yes
Aug 8, 1976 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624534 Yes
Aug 8, 1976 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624535 Yes
Mar 28, 1975 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624533 Yes
Jan 26, 1964 Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K000624546 Yes
Jul 7, 1959 Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K000624549 Yes
May 29, 1955 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624541 Yes
Apr 18, 1943 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624542 Yes
Feb 27, 1942 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444763 Yes
Feb 27, 1942 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444764 Yes
Apr 1, 1903 Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K000624548 Yes
Jan 1, 1898 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624539 Yes
Jan 1, 1853 n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624538 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624528 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624529 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624530 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624531 Yes
Bolivia Epidendrum paniculatum K000624536 Yes
Bolivia Epidendrum paniculatum K000624537 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624540 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624543 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624544 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K000624545 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K000624547 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444739 Yes
Bolivia Epidendrum paniculatum K001444740 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444741 Yes
Bolivia Epidendrum paniculatum K001444742 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444743 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444744 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444746 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444747 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444748 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444749 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444750 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444751 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444752 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444753 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444754 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444755 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum k001444756 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444757 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444758 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444759 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444760 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444761 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444762 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444765 Yes
n/a Epidendrum paniculatum K001444766 Yes
Peru Epidendrum paniculatum K001444767 Yes
Caracas Epidendrum paniculatum K001444769 Yes


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