Myoxanthus epibator Luer & R.Escobar 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Another Drawing

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Climbing Myoxanthus

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia without collection data as a large to giant sized, long, scandent epiphyte that resembles a small bamboo with slender, erect, prolific, 1.2 to 7.2" [3 to 18 cm] long ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 9, tubular, minutely hispidulous sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a very short at the apex of the ramicaul, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, pubescent, enclosing the pedicel floral bracts.

"This long-scandent species resembles a small bamboo. It is closely related to Myoxanthus scandens but vegetatively M epibator is considerably larger. Although the sepals and petals of the 2 species are similar the large, uncinate lateral lobes are distinctive." Luer 19992


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021