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Myoxanthus

Myoxanthus ruschii plate.jpg
Myoxanthus ruschii by J. Rossini & M. Frey

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Myoxanthus
Poepp. & Endl. 1836
Type Species
Myoxanthus monophyllus


Myoxanthus abbreviated as My. in horticultural trade, is a genus of in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) comprised of around fifty species

Distribution[]

The genus is distributed from tropical Mexico to the Andes, and Brazil. Species are found in wet cloud forest areas.

Description[]

The stem sheaths are usually covered with short stiff hairs.

Culture[]

Keep plant in shade to moderate lighting. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

Naming[]

The name is derived from mys = muscle and xanthos = yellow in reference to the fleshy and the red brown color of the sepals of the type species.

Synonyms[]

  1. Chaetocephala Barb. Rodr. 1882
  2. Dubois-Reymondia H. Karst. 1848
  3. Duboisia H. Karst. 1947
  4. Pleurothallis sect. Chaetocephala (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1896
  5. Reymondia H. Karst. ex Kuntze, 1903

Species[]

  • Myoxanthus affinis (Lindl.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus antennifer Luer & Hirtz,1992.
  • Myoxanthus ceratothallis (Rchb.f.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus chloe (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus cimex (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus colothrix (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus conceicionensis M.Frey & N.Sanson, 2006.
  • Myoxanthus dasyllis Luer & Hirtz, 1992.
  • Myoxanthus ephelis (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus epibator Luer & R.Escobar, 1992.
  • Myoxanthus eumeces (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus exasperatus (Lindl.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus fimbriatus Luer & Hirtz, 1992.
  • Myoxanthus frutex (Schltr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus georgei (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus gorgon Luer, 1983.
  • Myoxanthus gyas (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus hirsuticaulis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus hirtipes (Schltr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus hystrix (Rchb.f.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus lonchophyllus (Barb.Rodr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus mejiae (Garay & Dunst.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus melittanthus (Schltr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus merae (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus monophyllus Poepp. & Endl., 1836.
  • Myoxanthus montanus P.Ortiz, 1997.
  • Myoxanthus neillii Luer & Dodson, 1992.
  • Myoxanthus octomeriae (Schltr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus octomerioides (Lindl.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus parvilabius (C.Schweinf.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus priapus Luer, 1983.
  • Myoxanthus pulvinatus (Barb.Rodr.) Luer, 1992.
  • Myoxanthus punctatus (Barb.Rodr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus reymondii (H.Karst.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus ruschii Fraga & L.Kollmann, 2003.
  • Myoxanthus sarcodactylae (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus scandens (Ames) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus seidelii (Pabst) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus serripetalus (Kraenzl.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus simplicicaulis (C.Schweinf.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus speciosus (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus trachychlamys (Schltr.) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus uxorius (Luer) Luer, 1982.
  • Myoxanthus werneri Luer, 2006.
  • Myoxanthus xiphion Luer, 1982.
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