Mormodes hookeri Lem. 1859 SECTION Mormodes Photo courtesy of Ruth Guillard

Common Name Hooker's Mormodes [William Hooker - English orchid enthusiast late 1800's]

Flower Size 1.5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with smaller pseudobulbs, that are leafless at blooming, carrying several, plicate, rather narrow, soon deciduous leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, erect, rather few flowered infloresence carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Mormodes atropurpurea Hook. 1851; Mormodes barbata Lindl. & Paxton 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 53. Panama Schlechter 1922 as M atropurpureum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 53. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 8 1961 photo as M atropurpureum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 8 1961 photo ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 7 1964 photo as M atropurpurea; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo as M atropurpurea; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992;

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