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Nonsuch ID - help wanted !

This is a discussion on Nonsuch ID - help wanted ! within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Interesting one this ; the word utricularia kept coming into my mind, ( the name ...

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    Interesting one this ; the word utricularia kept coming into my mind, ( the name of a plant I grow in my garden - not an orchid) and I could not think why - there does not seem to be a lot of resemblance.
    I see now why I could not find it in Orchidwiz - Cuisine is only one letter different from Caisine ( which is what I was inputting) but that is far enough away ; there are limits to how user friendly any search program can be I suppose. And Ionumia/Ionumnia - again only one letter difference, and for someone whose native language is goodness knows what ( perhaps they write/speak Mandarin in Taiwan ? ) it was a brave try. Only a pedant like me will have had any difficulty. I'll try and chexk it out in the AOS records since it collected a couple of awards there, and then it sems likely, change the label to Ionumnia Cuisine.
    Thanks all.
    BTW I liked it so much -( and they were dirt cheap !) that I bought a couple of plants. Now to try and grow one at least into a specimen.

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    I've grown it several times, Ionopsis utricularoides that is when I grew the then named equitants. It being a Florida native I wanted to make sure it was in my collection. I gave up. After getting a better grasp on growing tolumnias I should have tried it again.
    Anyway...interesting link to view Delicate Ionopsis, Delicate Violet Orchid (Ionopsis utricularoides) Information Page at Florida's Native and Naturalized Orchids

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    I've grown it several times, Ionopsis utricularoides that is when I grew the then named equitants. It being a Florida native I wanted to make sure it was in my collection. I gave up. After getting a better grasp on growing tolumnias I should have tried it again.
    Anyway...interesting link to view Delicate Ionopsis, Delicate Violet Orchid (Ionopsis utricularoides) Information Page at Florida's Native and Naturalized Orchids
    So it seems that the "Taiwan endemic" is just a lot of nonsense ! The things dealers say ( and innocents believe ) !

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    I concur with Amey. Ionopsis x Tolumnia, though the flowers look very much like Ionopsis utricularioides -

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    It is pure I. utricularioides.

    All species from this genus seem to be short-lived even in wild. Average life span is about 5 years..., be careful with watering...

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    I think some of the more knowledgeable folks helped out with the id. Just wanted to say I really like that color, nice pick up.
    Tony

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    Definitely looks like an Ionopsis to me as well, though it could be a hybrid with Tol as others suggested.

    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    It's lovely whatever the ID...I do like Ionopses. (Is that the correct way to write the plural?)
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    Jason, the plural of a particular genus is the same as the singular ... thus the plural is also Ionopsis. (Just as "sheep" is both the singular and plural.)

    I don't know, Geoff, I think the flowers do somewhat resemble the flowers of some of the Utricularia (a genus of carnivorous plant for those of you unfamiliar with them.)

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    Geoff:

    First of all this is an Ionopsis utricularoides. Grow like weeds and yes they have a short lifespan, must be because they self pollinate an give a lot of seed. When I see one I turn around and see the whole family around. Blooms in spring here and it's quite a show because they all bloom at the same time. They are way up in trees or in medium shrubs so they get a lot of light.
    Second, the hybrid Ionumnia Cuisine (Tolumnia Misty Pink x Ionopsis utricularoides) was made in 2011 by Chu Yi Orchids but has not received any awards (maybe it was awarded but did not pay them so it was not registered!).
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    Geoff, the flower does look like an Ionopsis utricularoides, which I used to have some time back. But the color on it is what puts me back. Beautiful, but not sure of the name. I used to have the paler pink variety. Hope some of our S American friends can be of better help. Also, googling, I found some of our Taiwanese/Chinese web-sites which have the same plant as yours with the same flowers as yours.

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