Mormodes andreettae Dodson 1982 SECTION Mormodes

Another Angle

Another Angle Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden Photo courtesy of Ruth Guillard


Common Name Andreettea's Mormodes [Ecuadorian priest and Orchid enthusiast passed 2011]

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome carrying swollen, fleshy, several noded pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, tubular, scarious, foliaceous leaf sheaths consisting of elliptical, acute, thin, plicate, distichous, deciduous, basally clasping leaves that when fallen leave a spine on the sheath at midvein and blooms in the late spring through winter on a lower to midnode, erect, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising on a maturing leafy pseudobulb and carrying large flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 462 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as M sp #4069 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #2 2012 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide;