Myoxanthus lonchophyllus (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Side View Of Flower

Plant Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

Common Name The Lance-Leafed Myoxanthus

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains of Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 7 tubular, hispidulous sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms at most any time of the year on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising at the apex of the mature ramicaul and the base of the leaf and has pubescent floral bracts

Synonyms Chaetocephala lonchophylla (Barb. Rodr.) Barb. Rodr. 1882; Dubois-Reymondia lonchophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Brieger 1977; Humboldtia warmingii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia warmingii (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis lonchophylla (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis warmingii Rchb. f. 1881: *Restrepia lonchophylla Barb. Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Pleurothallis warmingii; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as Pleurothallis lonchophyllus drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chaetocephala lonchophylla; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis warmingii drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide

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