Mormodes pardalinata Rosillo 1979 SECTION Coelodes Photo By Weyman Bussey and his Abundaflora Website

EARLY

Common Name The Leopard-Like Spotted Mormodes

Flower Size to 4" [10 cm]

Found only in Jalisco state of Mexico on oaks on hillsides in pine-oak forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphytic species with oblong-conical, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect to pendant, 10" [25 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence that arises from the base of a newly matured pseudobulb and carries fragrant flowers with a chocolate aroma.

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985;\

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