Mormodes sotoana Salazar 1992 SECTION Mormodes Photo by of Eric Hagsater All rights reserved.

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Common Name Soto's Mormodes [Mexican Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1963-2009]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica in lowland montane rainforests at elevations around 500 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying plicate, distichous, imbricate sheaths, elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate-acuminate leaves that blooms in winter through spring on a lateral, 8" [20 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature leafy pseudobulb with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fruity scented flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 626 Hagsater & Soto 2002 Drawing fide;

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