Myoxanthus affinis (Lindl.) C.A.Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Photo by Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

Plant and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Orquides del Valle, Cali, Colombia

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Common Name The Similar Myoxanthus

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests as a large sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 350 to 2400 meters with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 10, long, tubular, hispidous sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of a few to many, single, simultaneously opening flowers arising from the apex of the ramicaul with the minutely pubescent peduncle being 3/8" to 5/8" [8 to 15 mm] long, and infundibular, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia affinis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia rigidifolia (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia affinis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia rigidifolia (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Pleurothallis affinis Lindl. 1836; Pleurothallis furfuracea F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Pleurothallis rigidifolia Rchb. f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Pleurothallis rigidifolia; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 211 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis affine drawing hmm tepals not long enough; Native Colombian Orchdis Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photos ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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