Mormodes lineata Bateman ex Lindl. 1841 SECTION Mormodes

Flower Closeup

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Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form

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Photo showing differnece between staminode flower left and pistilloid flower right

Photo by Paul H Allen

Common Name The Longitudinally Striped Mormodes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-conic, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by clasping sheaths that give rise to deciduous, plicate, elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, 8.8" [22 cm] long, several [15] flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Flowers on the same inflorescence can be polymorphic or in other words have different shapes.

Synonyms Catasetum trimerochilum Lem. 1862; Mormodes histrio Linden & Rchb.f. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 6 1959 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; ; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018