Mormodes frymirei Dodson. 1980 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Flower? Photo by JEM Orchids


Common Name Frymire's Mormodes [original collector of species late 20th cen]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

Found as a small to medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte from western Ecuador in tropical wet forests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters with conic-ellipsoid, very fleshy pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, foliaceous sheaths carrying 6 to 8, thin, narrowly elliptic to obovate, plicate, subpetiolate, acuminate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the summer through winter on an erect, to 14" [35 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence that arises from near the bottom of a mature leafless pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 170 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide;