Myoxanthus pulvinatus (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Myoxanthus Luer 1992

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Cushion Shaped Myoxanthus

Flower Size .1" [5mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations around 670 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ascending to erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of simultaneous single flowers arising at the apex of the ramicaul and has inflated, sparsely pubescent-spiculate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Anathallis pulvinata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pleurothallis pulvinata (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis pulvinatus drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as Pleurothallis pulvinatus drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide