Myoxanthus trachychlamys (Schltr.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992 Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Part sunHot Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Shaggy Cloak Myoxanthus [refers to the rough sheaths enveloping the ramicauls]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in very wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 2100 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, ascending ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 5, tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms in the summer on a congested, successively few flowered, fasciculate, minutely pubescent inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, minutely spiculate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pleurothallis cymbicalli Pabst 1962; *Pleurothallis trachychlamys Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17:23. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Pleurothallis trachychlamys; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pleurothallis trachyclamys; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Pleurothallis trachyclamys drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as Pleurothallis trachyclamys drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P cymbicalli drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Pleurothallis trachyclamys drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 264 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis trachyclamys drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 880 Dodson 1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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