Mormodes calceolata Fowlie 1972 SECTION Coryodes Photo by J A Fowlie

FragrantPart shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name The Slipper Like Mormodes [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico without locality as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, acuminate, subcylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating scarious bracts and carrying 10 to 14, light green, glaucous beneath, elliptic, plicate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, as the new growth arises, arching to pendent, with 4 to 5 sheathing bracts in the proximal third, to 28" [70 cm] long, successively becoming simultaneously 12 to 17 flowered inflorescence carrying faintly spicy scented flowers


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 Fowlie 1972 Drawing photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 625 Hagsater and Salazar 2002 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide