Myoxanthus lonchophyllus

Myoxanthus lonchophyllus

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

Myoxanthus lonchophyllus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Myoxanthus.


Plants bloom at anytime of the year with 1.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the rain forest of Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters


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.


Common Names: The Lance-Leafed Myoxanthus


  1. Chaetocephala lonchophylla (Barb. Rodr.) Barb. Rodr. 1882
  2. Dubois-Reymondia lonchophylla (Barb.Rodr.) Brieger 1977
  3. Humboldtia warmingii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Humboltia warmingii (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Pleurothallis lonchophylla (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1896
  6. Pleurothallis warmingii Rchb. f. 1881
  7. *Restrepia lonchophylla Barb. Rodr. 1877