Myoxanthus xiphion Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Fouindation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Little Sword Myoxanthus [refers to the shape of the leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador in wet forests at elevations of 850 to 1650 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular, hispidulous, disintegrating sheaths carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on succession of .08 to .032" [2 to 3 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the aggregation of nodes at the apex of the ramicaul with pubescent floral bracts.


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