Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mormolyca ringens

This Mormolyca ringens plant started as a 2-backbulb division, the two on the far right. It follows the normal pattern whereby the first growth is smaller and each growth after that becomes larger. It is blooming not only from the mature pseudobulb but there is a spike growing from the base of the new growth.

Lycaste aromatica - Mormolyca ringens by Richard Lindberg

Mormolyca ringens - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMormolyca ringens - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Mormolyca (Mlca) contains 6 small species growing in Central America and northern South America.

Mormolyca ringens grows from Mexico down into Central America. It is warm to hot growing and does well in a basket. The plant can flower all spring and summer.

This plant is in bark in a 2 1/2-inch plastic pot. There are six pseudobulbs and it stands four inches above the pot. There is plenty of room for the next two generations so I am going to leave it as-is for now.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Richard, another informative post, just thought you might be interested to know, my Morm. rigens has been in flower since i got it 6 months ago, meaning mine has been in flower all Autumn (Fall), and winter, and i don't doubt it'll continue through spring as well if the coming spikes are anything to go on. just thought you might be interested, it is a marvellous species isn't it

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  2. Yes it is a great species. I like the size and that the flower stands so tall. Mine is not blooming for me as well as yours is. Congratulations.

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