Myoxanthus colothrix (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part shade CoolSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Short Haired Myoxanthus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing, repent epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 tubular sheaths with scaly trichomes and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a fascile of congested, .1 to .2" [2 to 5 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul enveloped completely by pubescent bracts and has red-pubescent, infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis colothrix Luer 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide