Myoxanthus seidelii (Pabst) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Photo by The Orchidees du Nord Website

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name Seidel's Myoxanthus [Brazilian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in virgin forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ascending to erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 7 hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, fascile of single, successive flowered inflorescence at the apex of the ramicaul and has minutely pubescent floral bracts.

Very similar to and often cited as a synonym of M lonchophyllus but differs in having raised dark purple spots on the inner surface of the sepals and petals and a bulbous apex to the lip. The tip is suborbicular with revolute margins above the middle with a minutely spiculate-verrucose surface. M lonchophyllus has glabrous sepals and the apex of the lip is convex and not bulbous thickened. !!!CAUTION!!! Most likely this spceies is a synonym of Myoxanthus punctatus (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1982

Synonyms *Pleurothallis seidelii Pabst 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P seidelii drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 as a synonym of M lonchophyllus; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide