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Ionopsis utricularioides (Swartz) Lindley. Delicate Ionopsis, Delicate Violet Orchid, Dancing Ladies, Angelitos. Phen: (Dec-) Mar-Apr. Hab: Epiphytic on small branches and twigs of trees (especially Salix caroliniana) in cypress swamps and on Annona glabra in sloughs. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; Mexico, Central America and South America.

ID notes:The pink-purple flowers with distinct 2-lobed labellum makes this species a conspicuous spring-bloomer in s. FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA26, K3, K4, S, WH3, WI, Brown (2002), Correll (1950), Luer (1972)

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