Myoxanthus cereus (Ames) Luer ex Rojas-Alv. & Karremans 2017 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

LCDP Photo by Adam Karremans & G Rojas Alvarado

Part shade Cool LATE Fall Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Waxy Myoxanthus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cartago province of Costa Rica growing in lower montane and premontane forests at elevations of 974 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing subcaespitose, epiphyte with stout, erect, basally thicker ramicauls enveloped by overlapping tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall through earlier spring on many, from the apex of the ramicaul, appearing successively, several flowering simultaneously, peduncles persistent becoming subfasciculate, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, racemose, raceme vestigal, single flowered inflorescence with infundibular, purple trichomes, as long or longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis cerea Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 210 Karremans and M Diaz 2017 photo/drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide