Ixyophora fosterae (Dodson) P.A.Harding 2008 Photo by Orchideen Bilder Website.

Full ShadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name Dr Foster's Ixyophora [Dr Mercedes Foster, Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast and original collector]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found only in Bolivia at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a few, held loosely in a fan, lanceolate, acute, articulated to the leaf bases below leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha fosterae Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 517 Dodson 1982 as Chondrorhyncha rosea not = Ixyophora fosterae drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha fosterae drawing fide; *Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide