Download this article
Ida fimbriata
Icones Colombianae 4

Ida fimbriata

Ida fimbriata (Poepp. & Endl.) A.Ryan & Oakeley, Orchid Digest 67(1): 13. 2003.

Type: Colombia. Terrestrisch bei Pasto, 2400 m, W. Hopp 20 (holotype: B†).

Illustrated specimen: Colombia. Valle del Cauca: Municipality of Calima, Darién, La Cristalina, 1800 m. 7 August 2015. J.S. Moreno & A. Erazo 522 (CAUP; LCDP voucher).

Etymology: From the Latin fimbriatus, “fibrous, fringed”, in refer- ence to the fimbriate margins of the lip.

Ida fimbriata is most similar to I. ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) A.Ryan & Oakeley, but it can be easily distinguished from the latter by having the three lobes of the lip ovate (vs. lateral lobes triangular and an oval mid-lobe). We follow Pupulin & Karremans (2017) in considering Sudamerlycaste an illegitimate synonym of Ida. Even though the year 2002 appears on the cover of Revista Guatemalensis, the effective publication date is after 2007. . .