Mormodes chrysantha Salazar 1993 SECTION Klotzschia Photo by © Jorge Mario Munera

Another Flower Photo by © Michel B and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing HOLOTYPE Drawing Pabst © and The Herbario AMO Website

Common Name The Golden Yellow Mormodes

Flower Size 2 1/4" [5.85 cm]

Found in Boyaca department of Colombia on the Eastern Cordillera in high thick, humid montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbsd enveloped by broad imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying several, plicate, articulate, deciduous, elliptic to oblanceolate, acuminate, bright green leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, peduncle terete, with 2 clasping, obtuse, scarious bracts, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, simultaneously 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, somewhat concave, subacute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, deep orange yellow to canary yellow throughout, fragrant flowers .

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 285-290. Salazar 1993. drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as M claesianum photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = M chrysantha