Mormodes cozticxochitl Salazar 1990 SECTION Mormodes

Inflorescence Photos by Alfred Lau courtesy of Eric Hagsater © All rights reserved.


Common Name The Yellow Flowered Mormodes

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found from Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexcio in pine-oak forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with several noded, ovoid to cylindric-fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by papery leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying several, plicate, articulate, deciduous, absent at flowering leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, erect to ascending, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature leafless pseudobulb carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12:75 Salazar 1990 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 624 Hagsater & Soto 2002 Drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide