Mormodes Mimi


Mormodes is a very interesting genus within Catasetinae.  They've gotten a reputation as hard to grow…and some are.  I have been growing them for years, and I now have selected the best growers and bloomers. Interestingly, hybrids between two species or “primary hybrids” like this one exhibit a phenomenon called ‘hybrid vigor,’ in which the offspring are more vigorous and easier to grow and flower compared to the parent species.  These will bloom with 2-4 inflorescences per bulb and fragrant, colorful flowers in orange-gold with darker burgundy spotting.  If you have good success growing Catasetums, these should do equally well. ( - Fred Clarke of Sunset alley Orchids )


Mormodes Mimi is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2016. It is a cross of Morm. lawrenceana x Morm. ignea. It is considered a "primary hybrid" because it is a cross between two species.




Unregistered Hybrid


(Catasetum Extravaganza 'Super Nice' x Catasetum dentigrianum 'Best')



Unregistered Hybrid


( Catasetum Dentigrianum 'SVO Upgrade' x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' )



Clowesetum Black Jade


This is a very floriferous hybrid influenced by the exceptional flower count of Clowesia russelliana. The flowers will be green to deep jade green, and lips will be green with a dark burgundy center. Expect many flowers on 2-foot-long pendulous inflorescences. Yes, you read it right – Two-foot- long inflorescences.  These plants will produce a memorable show of long-lasting flowers in late summer.  A spectacular hybrid.


Description and photos courtesy of Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids


 Photo credit: Worranittha Koenig

Clowesetum Black Jade ( Clowesia russelliana 'David N.' x Catasetum expansum 'Myra' HCC/AOS ) - Grow Blog


Catasetum Unname Hybrid ( Catasetum Dentigrianum 'SVO Upgrade' x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' ) - Grow Blog


Catasetum Melana Davison ( Catasetum denticulatum 'Orange Lip' x Catasetum Penang 'Sweetheart' ) - Grow Blog


Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum Extravaganza 'Super Nice' x Catasetum Dentigrianum 'Best' ) - Grow Blog


Mormodia Unnamed Hybrid   ( Clowesia Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Mormodes Jumbo Bacia 'SVO' AM/AOS ) - Grow Blog


(Clowesia Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink' x Mormodes Mimi 'Wide Segements') - Grow Blog


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