!Mormodes atropurpurea Lindley 1836 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Bruno De Toni and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Miss Drake


Common Name The Dark Purple Mormodes

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and may be in eastern Colombia at elevations around 540 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongate, fusiform, several noded pseudobulb carrying 8 to 9, plicate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a, from near the base of the pseudobulb, stout, to 8 to 10 [20 to 25 cm] long, compact and very crowded several flowered inflorescence.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 8 1961 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #7 1964 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as M sinuata drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M sinuata drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #3 1980 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) FEBRERO 12(2). 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing good/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing ok;