Mormodes sinuatum Rchb. f. & Warsc. 1881 SECTION Mormodes

Another Flower

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Crooked Mormodes

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

A small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte that is found on older rotting tree branches from Venezuela and Brazil with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by grey nervose sheaths becoming evanescent with age, and carrying, thin, plicate, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on 1 or 2 ascending, few to several [8 to 15] flowered inflorescence that arises from the lower half of a mature pseudobulb with or without leaves and has slightly fragrant flowers that occur in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 not = M atropurpurea; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = M atropurpurea; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 3 1994 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;