Myoxanthus sarcodactylae (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shade WarmSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Fleshy Fingered Myoxanthus [refers to the thick floral segments]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, hispidulous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of many, congested, .1" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul, with pubescent floral bracts and has 1 to 6 simultaneously open flowers .

Synonyms *Pleurothallis sarcodactylae Luer1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok;