Mormodes lawrenceana Rolfe 1890 SECTION Mormodes

Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Common Name or Meaning Lawrence's Mormodes [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's and president of RHS]

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Colombia as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with robust, erect, longitudinally rugose-sulcate in time pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 7, lanceolate, acuminate, attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral [almost anywhere on the side of the pseudobulb], ascending, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as M sp photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;