Mormodes pabstiana J.Cardeñas, A.Ramírez & S.Rosillo 1983 SECTION Coelodes TYPE Drawing by © J.Cardeñas, A.Ramírez & S.Rosillo The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Pabst's Mormodes [Brazilian Botanist and Mormodes expert 1900's]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico in pine/oak forests on oaks at elevations around 1900 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with sub-cylindrical to oblong-pyramidal, several internoded pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, subtriangular, scarious, distichous sheaths carrying 4 to 5, ovate, plicate, lanceolate, acute,canaliculate below into the base, margin entire to vaguely undulate, many veined, main veins forming prominent, narrow keels beneath, glabrous, glacous green leaves taht blooms in the spring on a near basal, arcuate-pendent, slender, round to 20" [50 cm] long overall, compact, to 12 flowered inflorescnece with small, more or less adpressed, triangular, acute, scarious bracts and very small, loosely adpressed to diverging, triangular, acute-apiculate, brown floral bracts and carrying large, showy, semi-opening, green marbled white, chocolate scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(1): 72 Cárdenas, Ramírez & Rosillo 1983 drawing fide;