Mormodes estradae Dodson 1980 SECTION Mormodes Photo courtesy of Akerne Orchids


Common Name Estrada's Mormodes [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador in tropical rainforest at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, very fleshy pseudobulbs enveloped by several, imbricating, distichous, scarious, leaf bearing sheaths that when deciduous have a sharp central spine, carrying 6 to 8, narrowly elliptic to obovate, acute, strongly veined, plicate, subpetiolate base leaves that bloom in the late spring and summer on an erect, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, 2 to 21 flowered inflorescence arising from low to midway on the pseudobulb and carrying, erect, fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 169 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing photo fide;