Mormodes kleberiana Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2015

Plant and Inflorescence

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing By Kleber Garcia de Lacerda Jr

Common Name Kleber's Mormodes [Brazilian Orchid Researcher current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Para state of Brazil in Amazon forests on a dead tree at elevations around 40 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, aggregate, attenuate apically pseudobulbs enveloped basally by membraneous leafbearing sheaths carrying plicate, oblong-lanceolate, thin, green, deciduous leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, suberect, racemose, rachis flushed pale red, longer than the pseudobulbs, to 6" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with persistent, green floral bracts and carrying glabrous, laquered flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 11 Campacci & Silva 2015 photo/drawing fide