Myoxanthus reymondii (H. Karst.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name Reymond's Myoxanthus [French Physician 1800's]

Flower Size 3/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador presumably in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 9 hispidulous, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a fascile of single, successive flowers on a very short inflorescence that arises from the apice of the ramicaul with pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Duboisia reymondii H. Karst. 1847; Dubois-reymondia palpigera H. Karst. 1848; Dubois-reymondia reymondii (H.Karst.) Brieger 1977; Humboltia reymondii (H. Karst.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis palpigera (H. Karst.) Schltr. 1919; Pleurothallis reymondii (H. Karst.) Rchb. f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as P raymondii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 as Pleurothallis redmondii drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Pleurothallis raymondii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 as Pleurothallis raymondii; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as Pleurothallis raymondii; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 as Pleurothallis reymondi drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P raymondii drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as M raymondii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as M raymondii photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide