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The New Refugium Botanicum. Leptotes bicolor
Leptotes bicolor Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 19: t. 1625. 1833. Syn.: Tetramicra bicolor (Lindl.) Rolfe, Gard. Chron. 1: t. 20. 1883. TYPE: Brazil. Organ Mountains, flowered in cultivation in the “stove” of Mrs. A. ...
Rarity, in orchids, is often closer to a perception than to a specific category of frequency, assessed on the basis of documented data. Rare species are frequently only a way to say that they are rarely seen in living ...
The New Refugium Botanicum. Pleurothallis luna-crescens
Descripción de un espécimen de Pleurothallis luna-crescens
A just overtime discovery: another new species of Echinosepala (Orchidaceae) from Costa Rica
Echinosepala truncata is described as new to science and illustrated from the holotype. It is compared with E. tomentosa, from which it differs by the sparsely lanate ovary, the narrowly obovate, apically rounded synsepal, ...
Orchidaceae werckleanae: typification of Costa Rican orchid species described from collections by K. Wercklé
A catalogue of 84 orchid species described by R. Schlechter from plants collected in Costa Rica by Karl Wercklé is presented. Lectotypification is provided for 60 of the 84 species. Previously lectotypified species, based ...
Orchids of Paradise
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN The Italian explorer and navigator Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus, c.1451–1506) discovered the paradise during his fourth voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, when searching for a passage west ...
On the meaning of Cypripedium × grande (Orchidaceae) and its taxonomic history, with a new name for the nothospecies occurring in Costa Rica and Panama
The taxonomic history of Phragmipedium × grande is traced to show that its current treatment as the cross between P. longifolium and P. humboldtii is untenable. According to our interpretation of the holotype and other ...
Phragmipedium humboldtii (Warsz.) J.T. Atwood & Dressler: on the correct name for the Central American long-petaled Phragmipedium; again
I was quite convinced that the complicated taxonomic history of the Central American long-petaled Phragmipedium, which has been misunderstood for over a century and caused a lot of uncertainties among both professional ...
The genus Malaxis was named in 1788 by Olof Swartz. The name was based on malaxo, Greek for “softening,” apparently referring to the soft or delicate leaves. Traditionally Malaxis has been characterized in part by ...
The new Refugium Botanicum. Maxillariella (Maxillaria) tenuifolia
Maxillariella tenuifolia (Lindl.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali, Lankesteriana 7(3): 530. 2007. Basionym: Maxillaria tenuifolia Lindl., Edwards’s Botanical Register 23: sub. t. 1986. 1837. Type: “a native of ...