Mormodes mutunensis J.B.F.Silva & G.F.Carr 2015

TYPE Drawing

JBF Silva/TYPE Drawing By Alex P de Araujo

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

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso state of Brazil in Amazon forests on a dead tree at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to fusiform, clustered, attenuate towards the uppewr end pseudobulbs carrying enveloped basally by membraneous leafbearing sheaths carrying plicate, oblong-lanceolate, thin, green, deciduous leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, suberect, racemose, slightly arched, longer than the pseudobulbs, 1" [2.5 cm] long, rachis green, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with persistent, cream colored floral bracts and carrying glabrous, resupinate flowers.

Similar to Mormodes atropurpurea but the new species differs in the smaller plant, fewer and bigger flowers and different flower morphology.


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