Myoxanthus eumeces (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992

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

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TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundatrion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Very Long Myoxanthus [refers to the elongate petals]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2500 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect, much longer than the leaves ramicaul enveloped by a series of 6 to 7 tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and fall on a congested, fascile of .16" [4 mm] long, successively single flowered infloresacence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, with echinate, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the long, slender ramicauls, considerably longer than the leaves. Most diagnostic is the long subulate petals that protrude well beyond the reddish sepals and the lip with unicnate lobes." Luer 1992

Synonyms *Pleurothallis eumeces Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 5: 164 Luer 1979 as Pleurothallis eumeces;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Myoxanthus sp nov. Colombia SVU Pg 200 bottom right photo fide;

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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