Myoxanthus montanus P.Ortiz 1997 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

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


Common Name The Mount Occuring Myoxanthus [refers to its locality Monterredonda which means Round Mount in english]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia at elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing, prolific epiphyte with scandent, up to 20, from the same node, sub-erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 3, asperous to smooth bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, convex, canaliculate, central veined leaf that blooms in the later summer on a tight fascile of several, short, single flowered inflorescence with the flowers basally enveloped by short, hirsute bracts and hairy ovaries.

"This species of Myoxanthus belongs to the section Scandentia (see Luer 1992) and is distinguished through the congested inflorescences with hispid bracts, flowers white with hispid ovaries, sepals connate to the middle, petals oblong and narrow, tapering near the obtuse apex, the lip oblong and subpandurate with a truncated apex." Ortiz 1997


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia 20/ 3 Padre Pedro Ortiz 1997 photo/drawing fide; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021 Photo fide