Myoxanthus georgei (Luer) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992

Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Side View of flowers

Photo by © Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning George's Myoxanthus [George Luer, original discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador in cloud and swamp forests at elevations of 500 to 1450 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender to stout, erect ramicaul enveloped almost completely by 4 to 8, hispidous, long-tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising at the apex of the ramicaul and has pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis georgei Luer 1975

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 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide