Mormodes lawrenceana Rolfe 1890 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website
Common Name or Meaning Lawrence's Mormodes [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's and president of RHS]
Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]
Found in Colombia as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with robust, erect, longitudinally rugose-sulcate in time pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 7, lanceolate, acuminate, attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral [almost anywhere on the side of the pseudobulb], ascending, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;