Mormolyca ringens

Mormolyca ringens 

Mormolyca ringens                                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by      (Lindley) Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in      Die Orchideen  436    1914
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Mormolyca  Fenzl 1850
  metabolism  CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night. 
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins humid forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Ocosingo, Champeche, Tabasco), Belize (Cajo, Toledo), 
    Guatemala (Izabal, Petèn, Sacatepèquez), Honduras (Cortès), El Salvador, Nicaragua (Jinoteca, Zelaya),
    Costa Rica (Guanacaste), Panama, Venezuela (Bolivar)
  altitude 60 - 1300 m  (198 - 4300 ft)

climate informations from Tuxla Gutiérrez (Chiapas, Mexco)


Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m/ 1980 ft) :

    Mormolyca rigens b gr uk
  photoperiod in Tuxla Gutiérrez this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 06 m' to 10 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 18 - 20 cm  (7.2" - 8"), basal  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  3 L 1 cm  (1.2" L 0.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 15 days
CITES appendix II

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