Myoxanthus cimex ( Luer & R.Escobar ) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Side View of Flower

Side View of Flower emphasizing the swollen apice of the petals

Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

Another flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Angle

Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Bug-Like Myoxanthus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the southwestern Cordillera of Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 7 tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms in the summer on a fascile of single successive flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul and with pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis cimex Luer & R.Escobar R. 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 as Pleurothallis cimex drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide