Myoxanthus hirsuticaulis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella

Leaf and Flowers

Photos by Bogarin and the of The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Warm Cool FallWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Hairy Stemed Myoxanthus [refers to the hirsute sheaths of the ramicauls]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Peru at elevations of 650 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8, 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 fall through early spring on a fascile of single successively flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul through a spathe and has pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis hirsuticaulis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Schedul. Orch. 10: 29. 1930 as Pleurothallis hisuticaulis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide