Myoxanthus affinis (Lindl.) C.A.Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

LCDP Photo by G Rojas-Alvarado Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

another Flower

Photo by Orchid Website


Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Orquides del Valle, Cali, Colombia


Common Name The Similar Myoxanthus

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 350 to 2400 meters as a large sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 10, long, tubular, hispidous sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the winter and spring on a fascile of a few to many, single, simultaneously opening flowers arising from the apex of the ramicaul with the minutely pubescent peduncle being .32" to .6" [8 to 15 mm] long, and infundibular, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia affinis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia rigidifolia (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia affinis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia rigidifolia (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Pleurothallis affinis Lindl. 1836; Pleurothallis furfuracea F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Pleurothallis rigidifolia Rchb. f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Pleurothallis rigidifolia; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 211 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis affine drawing hmm tepals not long enough; Native Colombian Orchdis Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photos ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): G Rojas-Alvarado & Karremans 2017 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide