Myoxanthus eumeces (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundatrion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Very Long Myoxanthus [refers to the elongate petals]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 2500 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect, much longer than the leaves ramicaul enveloped by a series of 6 to 7 tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and fall on a congested, fascile of .16" [4 mm] long, successively single flowered infloresacence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, with echinate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis eumeces Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide