Mormodes aromatica Lindl. 1841 SECTION Coryodes


Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fragrance to LATE EARLY

Common Name The Aromatic Mormodes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, lightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, distichous, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying several distichous, plicate, three nerved leaves held towards the apex that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, erect to horizontal, terete, green, to 12.8" [32 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018