Mormodes luxata Lindl. 1842 SECTION Coryodes

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Side View of Lip Photos By © Cesar Mauricio Miñon Rivera

Another Flower Photo By © Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Var Alba Photos By © Cesar Mauricio Miñon Rivera


Common Name The Bizarre Mormodes [refers to the flowering on a new growth with the rest of plant in full leaf]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found only on the Pacific slopes of Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan states of Mexico on large oaks in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 2100 meters with clustered, ellipsoid-ovoid, strongly wrinkled with age pseudobulbs carrying plicate, rather narrow, soon deciduous leaves which flowers that blooms in the winter as the new growth arises and the plant is still in full leaf and has a lateral, 8 to 18" [25 to 40 cm] long, 20 to 40 flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers.

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide for the 1st only; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3] 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing fide/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide;