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Myoxanthus punctatus

Myoxanthus punctatus

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


Myoxanthus punctatus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Myoxanthus.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with a single 1 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in southern Brazil at elevations around 670 to 1500 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Little Spotted Myoxanthus

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Chaetocephala punctata Barb. Rodr.1882
  2. Dubois-Reymondia punctata (Barb.Rodr.) Brieger 1977
  3. Pleurothallis chaetocephala Cogn. 1896

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