Myoxanthus antennifer Luer & Hirtz 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992

Photo by Ron Hanko

Another angle

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website


Common Name The Antenna Myoxanthus

Flower Size .2" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador to northeastern Peru at elevations of 1100 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, long, tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, very narrowly linear-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a congested fascile of successive, single flowers arising from the apex of the ramicauls.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothalidinarum vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo?; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo as M hirtzii ?; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo ?; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide