Mormodes oceloteoides S.Rosillo 1983 SECTION Coryodes TYPE Drawing by © Rosillo The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Ocelot Like Mormodes [refers to the spotted flowers]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Nayarit and Jalisco states of Mexico in mixed tropical forests at elevations of 1700 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, several internoded, sub-conical-pyriform, stout pseudobulbs enveloped by distichous, clasping, closely adpressed, arising one from each internode, becoming dry and scarious in maturity sheaths and carrying up to 10, unequal, distichous, arcuate-spreading, articulated, plicate, oblanceolate, acute, acuminate, basally narrowing, canaliculate, margin entire, many veined, 5 main veins forming narrow, prominent, rounded keels below, lustrous green leaves that blooms in the mid summer on a near basal, arising on a new pseudobulb, arcuate, hanging, rather stout, to 20" [50 cm] long, loosely to 10 flowered inflorescence with a small, semi-clasping, sub-triangular, acute-apiculate bract at each node and small, short, lanceolate-triangular, acute-apiculate, concave, straw colored floral bracts and carrying left and right handed, on opposite sides of the rachis, large, showy, wide opening, pale greenish yellow, irregularily spotted with wine red, strongly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(1): 49 Rosillo 1983 drawing fide;