Myoxanthus montanus P.Ortiz 1997 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

TYPE Drawing TYPE photo/Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Mount Occuring Myoxanthus [refers toits locality Monterredonda which means Round Mount in english]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia at elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing, prolific epiphyte with scandent, up to 20, from the same node, sub-erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 3, asperous to smooth bracts and carrying a single, apcail, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, convex, canaliculate, central veined leaf that blooms in the later summer on a tight, fascile of several, short, single flowered inflorescence with the flowers basally enveloped by short, hirsute bracts and hairy ovaries.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20/ 3 Padre Pedro Ortiz 1997 photo/drawing fide