Mormolyca ringens

Mormolyca ringens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Mormolyca
Species: Mlca. ringens
Binomial name
Mormolyca ringens
[Lindley]Schltr. 1914

Mormolyca ringens is a species in the Mormolyca genus.


Plant blooms from winter to summer with a single 2.2 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the forest of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 0 to 1400 meter


Plant can be grown in a well drain mix such as fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Plants are best mounted or grown in baskets. Grow in warm conditions with moderate amounts of light. Water regularly and keep mix moist but not wet. Plant require semi-dry rest through the winter month.


Common Name: The Rigid Mormolyca


  1. Mormolyca lineolata Fenzl. 1849
  2. Mormolyca schweinfurthiana Garay & M. Wirth 1959
  3. *Trigonidium ringens Lindley 1840
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