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Mormodes buccinator

Mormodes buccinator
Collected in the southwestern foothills of the Venezuelan Andes (Tachira State)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Mormodes
Species: Morm. buccinator
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Binomial name
Mormodes buccinator
Lindl 1840


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with seven to twelve 6.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers have a strong peppermint-menthol fragance.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the lowland forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil at elevations of 450 to 1500 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.

VarietiesEdit

Image Name Description
Mormodes buccinator alba Mormodes buccinator Sepals and Petals are green, lip is white
Mormodes buccinator aureum Mormodes buccinator f. aureum Sepals and Petals are green, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common name: The Inflated Mormodes

SynonymsEdit

  1. Catasetum buccinator (Lindl.) Lindl. ex Stein ?
  2. Mormodes amazonica Brade 1939
  3. Mormodes brachystachya Klotzsch 1852
  4. Mormodes buccinator var. theiochlora Rchb.f. 1881
  5. Mormodes flavida Klotzsch 1852
  6. Mormodes lentiginosa Hook. 1849
  7. Mormodes leucochila Klotzsch 1853
  8. Mormodes marmorea Klotzsch 1853
  9. Mormodes theiochlora (Rchb.f.) Salazar 1994
  10. Mormodes vitellina Klotzsch 1853
  11. Mormodes wagneriana Klotzsch 1853

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