Mormodes elegans F.E.L.Miranda 1989 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Another Flower Photo by Mauro Rosim

Part shade Hot LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Elegant Mormodes

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Rondonia Brazil at elevations around 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, elliptic-lanceolate, wider near the base, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs and carrying numerous, linear-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping with a caniculated, pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 24" [60 cm] long, to 20+ flowered inflorecence arising from the nodes on the lower half of the pseudobulb, and has 4 to 5, amplexicaul bracts and triangular floral bracts with all the flowers held in the apical 1/3.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0355 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide/ photo fide; Icones Brasilenses II Plate 170 Castro 2006 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;