Mormodes castroi Salazar 1993 SECTION Coryodes Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name Castro's Mormodes [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast later 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Rondonia Brazil in Amazonian forests at elevations around 100 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-fusiform, several noded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate, leafless and leafbearing sheaths and carrying numerous, deciduous, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, erect, 8.5" [21.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 2 1993 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 167 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide

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