Myoxanthus scandens (Ames) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Photo by Franco Pupulin

Part shadeHotTo CoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Scandent Myoxanthus [refers to the growth habit]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, as well as Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 1650 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with small plants separated by an 8" long stem connecting each plantlet that has a 1" long, slender, erect, flexible ramicaul carrying a single apical, narrowly elliptical leaf narrowly cuneate below into a subpetiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year to a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence that holds the flower close to the leaf base.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis scandens Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Schedul. Orch. 5: 18. 1923 as Pleurothallis scandens; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as Pleurothallis scandens drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Pleurothallis scandens; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1373 Atwood 1989 drawing not; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo not; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not; On the identity of Myoxanthus scandens (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), with a new species from Costa Rica 2010 drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide

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