Myoxanthus punctatus

Myoxanthus punctatus

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

Myoxanthus punctatus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Myoxanthus.


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


Plants are found growing in southern Brazil at elevations around 670 to 1500 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: The Little Spotted Myoxanthus


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

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