Mormodes fractiflexa Rchb. f. 1872 SECTION Mormodes

Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Coral Color Form

Yellow Color Form

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica

Photos by Jeremy Quesada Gonzalez

Yellow Lip with Red Stripes

Photo by Gilberto Arrieche Sayago

Another Flower?

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Rolled Inward Mormodes

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 250 meters as a medium sized, warm growing, deciduous epiphyte with fascinating flowers that arrive in the winter and have a nice scent, are on an ascending inflorescence that arise from the mid section of a mature pseudobulb. that likes water and fertilizer after a 2" new growth has been initiated, and then water much less after the leaf fall, and blooms on a leafless plant in the winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 7 1995 photos fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide