Mormodes peruviana Salazar 1993

lIIustration based on the holotype of MOI·modes buccillator var. auralltiaca, originally published in 111. Hort. 39, as plate 144. © and The Herbario AMO Website

Part sun Hot LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Peruvian Mormodes

Flower Size

Found in Iquitos Peru in tropical lowland forests at elevations around 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by whitish leaf sheaths carrying, about 6, deciduous, plicate, elliptic-oblanceolate, acuminate, deep green, 5 main veins prominent below leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, peduncle terete, , with several basal, very wide, obtuse bracts, racemose, to 8" [20 cm] long, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to obtuse floral bracts and carrying somewhat ascending, resuinate, lemon yellow to orange yellow, the lip somewhat paller flowers.

Synonyms Mormodes buccinator var. aurantiacum Rolfe 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 283 Salazar 1993 drawing fide