!Mormodes atropurpurea Lindley 1836 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Bruno De Toni and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Miss Drake


Common Name The Dark Purple Mormodes

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and may be in eastern Colombia at elevations around 540 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongate, fusiform, several noded pseudobulb carrying 8 to 9, plicate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a, from near the base of the pseudobulb, stout, to 8 to 10 [20 to 25 cm] long, compact and very crowded several flowered inflorescence.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as M sinuata drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 8 1961 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M sinuata drawing good; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) FEBRERO 12(2). 1992.photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 drawing good/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good;