Myoxanthus mejiae (Garay & Dunst.) Luer 1982SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

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

Common Name Mejia's Myoxanthus [Venezuelan Dicoverer of orchid current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls, lightly compressed towards the apex ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of .4" [1 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul with sparsely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis mejiae Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Pleurothallis mejiae drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide;