Ixyophora viridisepala ( Senghas ) Dressler 2005

Photo by Eric Hunt

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide;