Mormodes horichii Fowlie 1964 SECTION Klotzschia


Photos by Walter Schug

Alba Form

Photo by Cesar Aguilar Salas

Alba Form

Alba Form Top View

Photos by by Gilberto Arrieche Sayago

Rose Form

Photo by by Keith Uhlenhaut

Fragrance Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name Horich's Mormodes [German Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet Caribbean slope montane forests at elevations of 390 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-conical, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying plicate, elliptic leaves that blooms in the winter without leaves on a basal, to 8" [20 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence with 5 distant bracts and membraneous, triangular-ovate, acute floral bracts carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 877 Hamer/Dodson 1983 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing fide/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 80 # 2016 photo goof; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide