Mormodes dasilvae Salazar 1993 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and photo by Dan Souza Orchidstudium

Fragrance Part shade Hot WinterEARLY Spring

Common Name Da Silva's Mormodes [Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Para' Brazil in Amazon rainforests at elevations around 5 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-fusiform, close set, several noded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several, imbricate sheaths and carrying numerous, plicate, acute, narrowing below into the canaliculate, pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, from the nodes on the lower half of the pseudobulb, to 11.2" [28 cm] long, to 18+ flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 2 1993 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 168 Castro Neto 2006 drawing good/photo fide