Myoxanthus simplicicaulis (C.Schweinf.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antennella Luer 1992

Plant and Flower

Photos by Linda & Mikael Karlbom,


Common Name The Simple Stemmed Myoxanthus

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana in montane forests and on tepuis at elevations of 800 to 1900 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 5, long, tubular, hispidulous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through summer on a succession of single flowered inflorescence arising from a dense mass of old nodes and peduncles at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis scandens var. simplicicaulis C.Schweinf.1962; Pleurothallis simplicicaulis (C.Schweinf.) Luer 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 as Pleurothallis scandens var simplicaulis drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthis Luer 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide