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


Common Name The Saccate Mormodes [refers to the saccate lip that is unusual for the genus and is difficult if not impossible to flatten]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico in pine oak forests at elevations of 1700 to 2200 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with crowded, arising from a short rhizome, oblong pyramidal pseudobulbs carrying up to 10, plicate, distichous, articulated, arcuate, lanceolate, acute, basally narrowing, petiolate, canaliculate, margin entire, many veined, 5 main veins forming narrow keels beneath, glabrous, glaucous green leaves that blooms in the later spring on a near basal, on a mature leafless pseudobulb, semi-pendent, bracteose with small, acute to obtuse, ovate, dry, brown bracts, to 20" [50 cm] long, green, short, loose, subcapitate, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying large, showy, semi-pendent, chocolate scented, greenish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(1): 34 Rosillo 1983 drawing/photo fide;