Mormodes aurantiaca Schltr.1925 Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Yellow-Orange Mormodes

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northern Brazil as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with suberect, fusiform-oblong, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying more or less 9, linear-lanceolate, plicate, narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, few [4 to 6] flowered inflorescence.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing/photo ok; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;