Mormodes tuxtlensis Salazar 1988 SECTION Coryodes

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Common Name The Tuxtle Mormodes [Sierra de Los Tuxtlas - Mexican Mountain Range In Vera Cruz]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This is a warm to cool growing, rare epiphytic Mexican species isolated to the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico found on rotting tree trunks in high jungle with secondary growth at an altitude of 500 to 1200 meters with ovoid-fusiform pseudobulbs completely enveloped by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths carrying basally clasping, plicate, deciduous, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a racemose, 2 1/4" [5.5 cm] long, erect-arcuate, several to many [6 to 17] flowered, lax inflorescence that arises from the base of an immature pseudobulb with showy, fragrant flowers that appear in the spring through fall.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 52 Salazar 1988 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I plate 67 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #2 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 84 #1 2020 photo fide;