Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mormodes badia

Mormodes badia - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Mormodes badia - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Mormodes (Morm) contains 70 species growing from Mexico and eastern South America which grow in low altitude tropical forest. Mormodes badia grows in southern Mexico. The species is deciduous and needs dry winter rest. When the leaves start to yellow water is supposed to be withheld.

Mormodes badia - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI have had the plant just over two years and this is the first time it has bloomed for me. The picture on the right was taken when I first got it.

I may have to take another look at Mormodes as a part of my collection. It fits my general idea of a collection from the Americas. It is just that I was of a frame of mind to avoid deciduous orchids. I have enough trouble telling that an orchid is doing ok without having the leaves fall off.

1 comment:

  1. I like this group of plants. I've killed a few, but I'm trying again. My experience has been with Catasetums and Cycnoches.