Mormodes lineata Bateman ex Lindl. 1841 SECTION Coryodes

Flower Closeup Photos by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Common Name The Longitudinally Striped Mormodes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-conic, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by clasping sheaths that give rise to deciduous, plicate, elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, 8.8" [22 cm] long, several [15] flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Flowers on the same inflorescence can be polymorphic or in other words have different shapes.

Synonyms Catasetum trimerochilum Lem. 1862; Mormodes histrio Linden & Rchb.f. 1859

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 6 1959 photo; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide