Mormodes pardalinata Rosillo 1979 SECTION Coryodes

Photo By Weyman Bussey and his Abundaflora Website


Common Name The Leopard-Like Spotted Mormodes

Flower Size to 4" [10 cm]

Found only in Jalisco state of Mexico on oaks on hillsides in pine-oak forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphytic species with oblong-conical, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect to pendant, 10" [25 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence that arises from the base of a newly matured pseudobulb and carries fragrant flowers with a chocolate aroma.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 169 Rosillo1979 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #2 2015 photo fide;