Myoxanthus punctatus (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another View Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Little Spotted Myoxanthus

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found as a medium to large sized miniature, warm to cool growing epiphyte in southern Brazil at elevations around 670 to 1500 meters with erect to ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 7 tubular, hispidous sheaths and carries a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising at the apex of the ramicaul with slightly pubescent peduncles and floral bracts.

Synonyms *Chaetocephala punctata Barb. Rodr.1882; Dubois-Reymondia punctata (Barb.Rodr.) Brieger 1977 ; Pleurothallis chaetocephala Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chaetocephala punctata; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Chaetocephala punctata drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Pleurothallis chaetocephala drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 2 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo;

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