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Mormodes badia

Mormodes badia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Mormodes
Species: Morm. badia
Alliance:
Binomial name
Mormodes badia
Rolfe ex Watson 1897


Mormodes badia is a species of Mormodes found in South America.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with up to twenty five 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant. Plants are pollinated by euglossine bees

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on oak trees in Nayarit and Jalisco states of Mexico at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters

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

Common name: The Dull Brown Red Mormodes

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