Myoxanthus conceicionensis M.Frey & N.Sanson 2006 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Photo by Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

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Common Name The Conceicao do Castelo Myoxanthus [refers to the location of the type species]

Flower Size

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in dense tropical forests at elevations of 500 to 800 meters as a small sized [never more than 8"/20 cm tall], warm growing epiphyte with repent to erect ramicauls enveloped by hispid sheaths and carryinjg a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, olive green with purple margins and central nerves, glabrous, cuneate below intothe base peaf that blooms in the late fall on 1 to 2, arising through a very small sheath, peduncle .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long, filiform, pendent, glabrous, slightly purple, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence.

Myoxanthus seidelii is often cited as being this species but M seidelii has an orange sepals, yellow petals and a mostly red lip. It also has raised wart like purple spots on the sepals and petals. M conceicoensis has seemingly purple flowers with darker spots that are not raised and a dark purple lip.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Richardiana Volume VI #1 2006 photo/drawing fide; Myoxanthus conceicoensis Photo/drawing; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide

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