Myoxanthus fimbriatus Luer & Hirtz 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe .

Less Fimbriate Specimen?

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part shade CoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Fimbriate Myoxanthus [refers to the tepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador and northern Amazonas department of Peru at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, scandent epiphyte with slender, erect, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 9 minutely hispidulous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a .1" [1 to 2 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul, and has tubular, pubescent, enveloping the pedicel and ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to Myoxanthus scandens but distinguished by the more robust habit with larger, longer leaves. Florally it is easily distinguished by the long, narrow seplas and fimbriate petals terminated by a long-ciliate, long subulate apex." Luer 1992


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fidPleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide e; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021 Photo fide