Myoxanthus scandens (Ames) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Angle Photo by Franco Pupulin and the Epidendra website

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.

CAUTION Use with extreme caution! The first photo has fimbriate petals [Luer says denticulate]. The second photo has downturned petals with a distinct constriction towards the middle which is not apparent in Luer or Atwood's drawings.

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