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Ionopsis utricularioides (Sw.) Lindl.
Delicate violet orchid

Ionopsis utricularioides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer, 2013
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 108.

Other data on Ionopsis utricularioides available from :

Ionopsis utricularioides has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Reported
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Ionopsis utricularioides has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Recorded as Present in Error
Monroe County (Mainland) Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Palm Beach County Native

Ionopsis utricularioides has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Strand Swamp

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Ionopsis utricularioides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer, 2013
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Ionopsis utricularioides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ionopsis utricularioides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ionopsis utricularioides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley