Mormodes sotoana Salazar 1992 SECTION Mormodes

Photo by of Eric Hagsater © All rights reserved.


Common Name Soto's Mormodes [Mexican Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1963-2009]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica in lowland montane rainforests at elevations around 500 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying plicate, distichous, imbricate sheaths, elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate-acuminate leaves that blooms in winter through spring on a lateral, 8" [20 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature leafy pseudobulb with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fruity scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquidea (Méx.) 12(2): 261-267.Salazar 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 626 Hagsater & Soto 2002 Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; LANKESTERIANA 14(2): 115—121. Vega, Cetzal, Mo, Germer and Soler 2014 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo good