Mormodes salazarii M.A.Blanco, J.E.Jiménez & P.Juárez 2016 SECTION Mormodes

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Plant with flowers

Photos by © Gilberto Arrieche

Common Name Salazar's Mormodes [Mexican Botanist current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Pacific slope at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with squat, ovoid-conic pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 9 to 11, ellipitc, plicate leaves that blooms in the winter on an ascending, arising from the lower third of a mature leafless pseudobulb, to 8.4" [21 cm] long overall, peduncle 7 noded, rachis to 6.2" [15.5 cm] long, straight, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying non resupinate, apparently non-fragrant flowers.

Closest to M fractiflexa but differs mostly in the erect flowers and strongly reflexed lateral sepals without colored lines.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide