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

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Photo by Franco Pupulin and the The Epidendra Website<

Drawing

Drawing by Diego Bogarin and M Fernandez and LANKESTERIANA 9(3): 467473. 2010 On the identity of Myoxanthus scandens (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), with a new species from Costa Rica

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

Flower Size .12" [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 with red-pubescent, s long as the ovary floral bracts that holds the flower close to the leaf base.

"Distinguished from Myoxanthus epibator and Myoxanthus fimbriatus by the low lateral lobes of the lip and the non-fimbriate petals." Luer 1992

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; Selbyana 3: 180 Luer 1976 as Plaeurothallis scandens drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1373 Atwood 1989 drawing not; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing not = Myoxanthus panamensis; 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; LANKESTERIANA 9(3): 467473. 2010 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; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021 Photo fide

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