Myoxanthus uxorius (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Flowers and Leaf Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

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Common Name The Wife's Myoxanthus [Named for the wife of Carlyle Luer, Jane, discoverer of the species]

Flower Size 3/16" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, purplish, erect, to over 1' [30 cm] long ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 10 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, rigidly coriaceous, dark green, suffused with purple, narrowly ovate, long-attenuate, acute leaf with the margins revolute and is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring on a short, congested fascile of single, successive flowers, arising from the ramicaul at the base of the leaf and holding the flower very near the leaf base

Synonyms *Pleurothallis uxoria Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo

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