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Mormolyca ringens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
Subtribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Mormolyca
Type species
Mormolyca lineolata

Mormolyca, abbreviated as Mlca in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids comprising 26 species native to southern Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and northern South America.[1][2]


Species include:[3]

  1. Mormolyca acutifolia (Lindl.) M.A.Blanco
  2. Mormolyca aureoglobula (Christenson) M.A.Blanco
  3. Mormolyca aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson
  4. Mormolyca calimaniana (V.P.Castro) F.Barros & L.R.S.Guim.
  5. Mormolyca chacoensis (Dodson) M.A.Blanco
  6. Mormolyca cleistogama (Brieger & Illg) M.A.Blanco
  7. Mormolyca culebrica Bogarín & Pupulin
  8. Mormolyca dressleriana (Carnevali & J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco
  9. Mormolyca fuchii J.T.Atwood
  10. Mormolyca gracilipes (Schltr.) Garay & Wirth
  11. Mormolyca hedwigiae (Hamer & Dodson) M.A.Blanco
  12. Mormolyca lehmanii (Rolfe) M.A.Blanco
  13. Mormolyca moralesii (Carnevali & J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco
  14. Mormolyca peruviana C.Schweinf.
  15. Mormolyca polyphylla Garay & Wirth
  16. Mormolyca pudica (Carnevali & J.L.Tapia) M.A.Blanco
  17. Mormolyca richii (Dodson) M.A.Blanco
  18. Mormolyca ringens (Lindl.) Gentil
  19. Mormolyca rufescens (Lindl.) M.A.Blanco
  20. Mormolyca sanantonioensis (Christenson) M.A.Blanco
  21. Mormolyca schlimii (Linden & Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco
  22. Mormolyca schweinfurthiana Garay & Wirth
  23. Mormolyca sotoana (Carnevali & Gómez-Juárez) M.A.Blanco
  24. Mormolyca suareziorum (Dodson) M.A.Blanco
  25. Mormolyca tenuibulba (Christenson) M.A.Blanco
  26. Mormolyca vanillosma (Christenson) J.M.H.Shaw


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two). Genera Orchidacearum 5: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  3. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved March 30, 2014. 

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