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

Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Side View of flowers

Photo by © Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning George's Myoxanthus [George Luer, original discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces of Ecuador in cloud and swamp forests at elevations of 500 to 1450 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender to stout, erect ramicaul enveloped almost completely by 4 to 8, hispidous, long-tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising at the apex of the ramicaul and has pubescent, just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the caespitose habit, ramicauls clad in long-hispidulous sheaths and longer than the leaves and single purple flowers with subulate petals and a three lobed lip." Luer 1992

Synonyms *Pleurothallis georgei Luer 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 1: 246 Luer 1975 as Pleurothallis georgei drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021 Photo fide