Myoxanthus ephelis (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Freckled Myoxanthus [refers to the lightly red flecked flowers]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 6 reddish purple, hispid sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] successively single flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, simultaneous flowers, arising at the apex of the ramicaul with red pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis ephelis Luer 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Selbyana 1(4): 416, f. 99. 1976 as Pleurothallis ephelis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide