Myoxanthus neillii Luer & Dodson 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundatrion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Neill's Myoxanthus [David Neill American Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramcauls enveloped by 5 to 8, tubular, minimally scabrous sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on a minutely pubescent, .32 to .35" [8 to 9mm] long, congested fascile of several, single, simultaneously flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, minutely pubescent floral bracts that envelop the pedicel.

"This species is similar to Myoxanthus affinis and Myoxanthus parahybunensis , but M. neillii is distinguished from these by its small flowers with sepals only .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, oblong petals not narrowed above the middle and column with teeth at the apex." Rojas-Alvarado, Blanco, & Karremans 2021


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