Ionopsis Kunth

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 348 (1816)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Florida, Mexico to Tropical America.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Small, epiphytic herbs with rhizomes bearing pseudobulbous stems, often concealed by leaf-sheaths
Morphology Leaves
Leaves articulate, apical and/or lateral, conduplicate, fleshy, coriaceous, sometimes semiterete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–3, lateral, long-pedunculate, racemose or paniculate, several–many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, resupinate; dorsal sepal free, lateral sepals united at the base forming a short spur-like chin with the column foot; lip clawed, attached to the column foot
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column slender, semiterete, foot short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther terminal, operculate, incumbent, pollinia 2, hard, waxy, on a slender stipe attached to a viscidium
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, ellipsoid to cylindrical.
Distribution
A neotropical genus of about 3 species.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0