!Myoxanthus monophyllus Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shade WarmCoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Single Leafed Myoxanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, hispidulous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a congested, fascile, .1" [1 to 2 mm] long, simultaneously single, many flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul, and has inflated, infundibular, coarsly long-pubescent floral bracts.

CAUTION!!! This one may be M gorgon so use with caution!

Synonyms Humboldtia poeppigii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis myoxanthus Schltr. 1921; Pleurothallis poeppigii Lindl 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 as Pleurothallis poeppigii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo hmm; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo hmm