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Mormodes

Mormodes ignea plate
Mormodes ignea plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Alliance:
Genus: Mormodes
Lindley 1836
Type Species
Mormodes atropurpurea


Mormodes, abbreviated as Morm in horticultural trade, is a genus of around 70 species of terrestrial and epiphyte orchids.

DistributionEdit

Species of the genus Mormodes occur from Central America to Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Flowers in this genus have two pollinas.

CultureEdit

Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with partially bright light. Water regularly during growing season and when plants drop leaves during dormancy reduce watering. During dormancy only water about twice a month to keep pseudobulbs from shriveling. Resume watering normally when new growths occur in spring. Plants can die easily from over watering. Plants are usually grown in bark with perlite, cork, full sphagnum moss, and tree fern.

NamingEdit

The name means ghost like orchid.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyclosia Klotsch 1838

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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