Mormodes ignea plate
Mormodes ignea plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
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.


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


Flowers in this genus have two pollinas.


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.


The name means ghost like orchid.


  1. Cyclosia Klotsch 1838

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Natural HybridsEdit

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