Mormodes revolutum Rolfe 1909 SECTION Mormodes

Inflorescence Photos by David Jubineau

Common Name The Back-Bent Mormodes

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in wet montane forests of Peru at around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing, deciduous epiphyte with conic-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, distichous, leaf bearing sheaths that have elliptic, acute to short acuminate leaves that are tapered to the conduplicate base that blooms in the summer on an arcuate, several [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence that arises from near the apex of a leafless pseudobulb and is held at basal pseudobulb height carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photos ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide