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A new Specklinia (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Costa Rica and Panama
A new species of Specklinia from the Cordillera de Talamanca in southern Costa Rica and western Panama is described and illustrated. Specklinia absurda most closely resembles Specklinia fuegi. It differs from that species ...
Pleurothallis adventurae (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), eine neue Art aus einer unerforschten Region in Costa Rica
A new species, Pleurothallis adventurae is illustrated and described from an unexplored region in southern Costa Rica. This species belongs to a small group of mostly South American species with, glaucous, dark green, long, ...
A new Maxillariella (Orchidaceae: Maxillariinae) from Costa Rica and Panama
Maxillariella prostrata, a new species from Costa Rica and Panama is described and illustrated. This species is similar to M. acervata but differs in having a prostrate habit, elliptic leaves up to 2 cm long, pseudobulbs ...
Recent origin and rapid speciation of Neotropical orchids in the world's richest plant biodiversity hotspot
The Andean mountains of South America are the most species‐rich biodiversity hotspot worldwide with c. 15% of the world's plant species, in only 1% of the world's land surface. Orchids are a key element of the Andean flora, ...
A new species of Trichosalpinx (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Costa Rica
Trichosalpinx sanctuarii, a new species of Orchidaceae, subtribe Pleurothallidinae, is described and illustrated. It most resembles T. ringens, from which it is distinguished in the text. The new species is endemic to Costa Rica.
Two new species of Lepanthes (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Costa Rica and their phylogenetic affinity
Lepanthes is one of the most species-rich genera of angiosperms in the neotropics. Here, we describe and illustrate two new species of Lepanthes from Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. Lepanthes crucitasensis, sp. nov. ...
Specklinia lugduno-batavae (Pleurothallidinae: Orchidaceae), a new species in the S. digitalis group
Specklinia lugduno-batavae from the Caribbean lowlands of Nicaragua and Costa Rica is formally described and illustrated. The new species belongs to the Specklinia digitalis group and can be recognised by the creeping ...
A new Brachionidium (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from the first botanical expedition to the Volcán Cacho Negro, Costa Rica
A new species of Brachionidium from Costa Rica is described and illustrated. Brachionidium cornu-nigricum, from the Volcán Cacho Negro, a remote, previously unexplored location in Costa Rica, is most similar to B. filamentosum. ...
Orchidaceae tonduzianae: Typification of Costa Rican Orchidaceae Described from Collections of Adolphe Tonduz
The Swiss botanist Adolphe Tonduz worked in Costa Rica from 1889 to 1920. For 20 years he carried out important activities as a plant collector and the curator of the largest Costa Rican herbarium beginning at the Instituto ...
Telipogon sonia-juaniorum (Orchidaceae: Oncidiinae) a new species from Southwestern Ecuador
A new species, Telipogon sonia-juaniorum, from the semi-deciduous montane forests from Southwestern Ecuador is described and illustrated. Information about distribution, habitat, phenology, and conservation status for the ...