Myoxanthus reymondii (H. Karst.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

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Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Reymond's Myoxanthus [French Physician 1800's]

Flower Size 3/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador presumably in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 9 hispidulous, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a fascile of single, successive flowers on a very short inflorescence that arises from the apice of the ramicaul with pubescent, with shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Vegetatively similar to !Myoxanthus ceratothallis as a large size with a long, stout ramicaul bearing a long, narrow leaf. The sheaths are usually invested by a dense covering of long, dark scales, but occasionally the are reduces to low, transverse scales. The sepals and petals are heavily marked with purple or brown. The petals are markedly clavate, reportedly acting as osmophores. The lip is oblong and strongly arcuate with small, erect lateral lobes below the middle and a pair of lobules at the base. THe lip varies in width from .06 to .12" [1.5 to 3 mm]." Luer 1992

Synonyms *Duboisia reymondii H. Karst. 1847; Dubois-reymondia palpigera H. Karst. 1848; Dubois-reymondia reymondii (H.Karst.) Brieger 1977; Humboltia reymondii (H. Karst.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis palpigera (H. Karst.) Schltr. 1919; Pleurothallis reymondii (H. Karst.) Rchb. f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as P raymondii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 as Pleurothallis redmondii drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Pleurothallis raymondii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 as Pleurothallis raymondii; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as Pleurothallis raymondii; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 as Pleurothallis reymondi drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P raymondii drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 Drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as M raymondii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as M raymondii photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide; A taxonomic synopsis and morphological characterization of Myoxanthus (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Mario A. Blanco, A. P. Karremans 2021 Photo fide