Myoxanthus chloe (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

Photo by Adam Karremans and A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Grass-Like Myoxanthus

Flower Size .2" [1 cm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, forming large pendent mats, cold growing epiphyte with slender, prolific, 1 to 5 in a fascile at the apex of a previous ramicaul, or stout basally, longer and enveloped by 3 to 4 tubular, shortly hispid sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the ramicaul, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a very short peduncle, arising a the apex of the ramicaul, a congested fascile of single, successive flowers with hispid, infundibular longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Resembles the widely distributed Myoxanthus scandens but the flowers are larger with long terete apices of the petals and a narrow lip with minute lateral lobes. It is closely related to the sympatric Myoxanthus frutex from which it is distinguished by the proportionally longer petals and acute lateral lobes of the lip." Luer 1992

Synonyms *Pleurothallis chloe Luer & R.Vásquez 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Phytologia 46: 362 Luer 1980 as Pleurothallis chloei;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 ;

A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021 Photo fide

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