Mormodes colossus

Mormodes colossus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Mormodes
Species: Morm. colossus
Binomial name
Mormodes colossus
Rchb. f. 1852

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


Plant blooms in the spring with several 12 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1200 and 2100 meters.


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.


Common name: The Gigantic Mormodes


  1. Mormodes wendlandii Rchb.f. 1863

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