Myoxanthus cimex ( Luer & R.Escobar ) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Side View of Flower

Side View of Flower emphasizing the swollen apice of the petals Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

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Common Name The Bug-Like Myoxanthus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the southwestern Cordillera of Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to coldgrowing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 7 tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms in the summer on a fascile of single successive flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul and with pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis cimex Luer & R.Escobar R. 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide

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