Myoxanthus serripetalus (Kraenzl.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Petite Plaisance Orchids

Flower in Natural position

Flower closeup

Photo by Andreas Philipp


Common Name Sawtooth-Edged Petal Myoxanthus

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

An interesting and exotic member of the Pleurothallid alliance that occurs in Peru and Ecuador on the rocky slopes of the eastern Andes at elevations of 1000 to 3100 meters as a terrestrial or epiphyte. Single flowers at base of leaf blooms and reblooms and reblooms from the same leaf. Begins to flower when leaves are about 6" and continue to grow to 12". Nice size flowers about 3/4". Likes it cool to cold with moderate light.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis serripetala Kraenzl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide