Myoxanthus parvilabius (C.Schweinf.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992Photo by Carl Luer and TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATER THROUGH MID

Common Name The Small Lip Myoxanthus

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 780 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a scandent, almost shrublike masses of branching stems as a stout, erect, prolific [to 8 arising from one] ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 8, tubular, shortly hispid sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer through mid winter on a congested fascile of .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with hispid floral bracts and 1 to 3 simulataneously opening flowers at any one time.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis parvilabia C.Schweinf. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 drawing fide

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