Myoxanthus octomerioides (Lindl.) Luer 1982

SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

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Common Name The Octomeriae-Like Myoxanthus [refers to it's similarity to Myoxanthus octomeriae]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico and Belize at elevations around 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, coolgrowing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of .05 to .1" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul and has sparsely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia elongata (Klotzsch) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia octomerioides (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis elongata Klotzsch 1853; *Pleurothallis octomerioides Lindl 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pleurothallis octomerioides; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1054 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing hmm

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