Mormodes speciosa

Mormodes speciosum 

Mormodes speciosa                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley & Paxton)  Linden, Jean Jules
  published in       Paxton's Flower Garden  3 : 174    1852
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Catasetinae
  genus Mormodes  Lindley 1836

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day. 


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origin forests in Colombia
  altitude  1000 - 1800 m  (3300 - 5940 ft)

climate informations from Pereira (Risaralda, Colombia)


Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1350 m / 4450 ft) :

    Mormodes speciosa b gr uk
  photoperiod in Pereira this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 18 m' to 11 h 42 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 16 cm (6.4") 
  nr flowers 3 - 5
  size single flower  5 L 6 cm  (2" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 12 days
  time  from birth to bloom, ≈ 40 - 60 days
CITES appendix II


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