Myoxanthus serripetalus

Myoxanthus serripetalus

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

Myoxanthus serripetalus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Myoxanthus.


Plants bloom from summer to winter with a single 2 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on rocky slopes in Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 3100 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: Sawtooth-Edged Petal Myoxanthus


  1. *Pleurothallis serripetala Kraenzl. 1916

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