Mormolyca schweinfurthiana Garay & M. Wirth 1959

Photo by Eric Hunt

Side View of Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name Schweinfurth's Mormolyca [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome carrying well spaced, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cyrtoglottis peruviana C. Schweinf. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0111 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;