Mormodes maculatum (Klotzsch) L.O. Williams 1850 SECTION Coryodes Photo By Amorin

Solid color variety Photo By Weyman Bussey

Another Color Form

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Common Name The Spotted Mormodes

Flower Size 1 3/4" [5 cm]

This medium to large sized, warm to cold growing species is endemic to Jalisco?, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz and Puebla states of Mexico and found as an epiphyte and occasional terrestrial in mountain rain forest on rotten wood at altitudes of 600 to 2200 meters with cylindric-fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, scarious leaf sheaths that carry plicate, deciduous, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a racemose, arcuate, to 20" [50 cm] long, one-sided inflorescence that arises from the base of an immature growth, carrying up to 30, showy, facing upwards, foul smelling.

Synonyms *Cyclosia maculata Klotzsch 1838; Mormodes pardina Batem. 1838

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 as M pardina drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as M pardinum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Icones Orchidacearum I plate 65 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide to the first photo; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

Mormodes maculatum var. unicolor (Hook. f.) L.O. Williams 1950 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Found in Mexico as a medium to large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte, that has a disagreeable odor, but beautiful longer lasting, yellow flowers that occur in the fall and early winter.

Synonyms Mormodes pardina var. unicolor Hook. 1841

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as M unicolor photo fide

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