Myoxanthus antennifer Luer & Hirtz 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992 Photo by Ron Hanko

Another Photo ? may be M eumeces Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

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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.

CAUTION!!! The first photo agrees to Luer in most respects, the second pictured species is very close to the drawing by Luer in Icones Pleurothalidinarum vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 but differs enormously from the photo by Alexander Hirtz in The Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 3 Dodson and Zelenko's Orchid Species of Peru so until I can resolve this dilemma the species designation for this flower is tenuous.

Synonyms

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 ?

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