|Mormodes buccinator flowering at the Fuqua Orchid Center.|
|The twisted column makes this orchid instantly recognizable as a Mormodes.|
Mormodes buccinator grows as an epiphyte in lowland forests in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil at 450 to 1500 meters (1500 to 5,000 ft.) elevation.
This has been a good week for Mormodes in our warm greenhouse. We have four species in flower simultaneously. The blackened red Mormodes sinuata is featured in Thursday's post.