Myoxanthus sotoanus Pupulin, Bogarín & Mel.Fernández 2010 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

Photo by © Daniel Jimenez

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Photo by © Rossini & Frey

Common Name Soto's Myoxanthus [Mexican Botanist murdered in 2009]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Caribbean slopes of the Central Volcanic Cordillera in secondary vegetation along the river, premontane wet forest at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, cylindric ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 6 tubular, pubescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, conduplicate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a fascile of single successive flowers arising through a spathe, [peduncle .08" [2 mm] .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm] long, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, ovate, acute, conduplicate, pubescent, half as long as the pedicel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * 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