Mormodes nagelii L.O.Williams 1940 SECTION Coryodes

Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

FragrantPart shade WarmCool SummerEARLYFall

Common Name Nagel's Mormodes [German Orchid Enthusiast and Collector in Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guatemala on fallen trees and stumps in lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1450 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with ovoid-fusiform to cylindrical-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 8 to 14, deep green above, glaucous below, articulated to the leaf bearing sheaths below leaves that blooms in the summer to early fall on an erect, basal, arcuate, 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, 4 to16 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 subacute bracts and triangular to triangular-ovate, acute, scarious floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correll 1953; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 625 Hagsater and Salazar 2002 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(2): 115121. Vega, Cetzal, Mo, Germer and Soler 2014 photo ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018