Mormolyca schweinfurthiana Garay & M. Wirth 1959 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name Schweinfurth's Mormolyca [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome carrying well spaced, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cyrtoglottis peruviana C. Schweinf. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0111 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide;