Myoxanthus exasperatus

Myoxanthus exasperatus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Myoxanthus
Species: My. exasperatus
Binomial name
Myoxanthus exasperatus
(Lindl.) Luer 1982

Myoxanthus exasperatus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Myoxanthus.


Plants bloom in the spring with many 1 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 2580 meters


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


Common Names: Myoxanthus covered with sharp points


  1. Anathallis parahybunensis Barb. Rodr. 1882
  2. Humboldtia exasperata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Humboldtia peduncularis Kuntze 1891
  4. Humboltia exasperata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Humboltia peduncularis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  6. Myoxanthus parahybunensis (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1982
  7. *Pleurothallis exasperata Lindl. 1859
  8. Pleurothallis macropus Schltr. 1915
  9. Pleurothallis peduncularis Lindl. 1843
  10. Specklinia peduncularis (Kuntze) F.Barros 1983 publ. 1984