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Mormodes colossus

Mormodes colossus

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


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

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

  1. Mormodes wendlandii Rchb.f. 1863

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