Myoxanthus dasyllis Luer & Hirtz 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Warm cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Bear-Like Myoxanthus [refers to the pubescent floral parts and denticulate carinae of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, long, tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying an erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a congested, fascile of several to many, .04 to .12" [1 to 3mm] long, simultaneous, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, red-spiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide;