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Gelatinous fibers and variant secondary growth related to stem undulation and contraction in a monkey ladder vine, Bauhinia glabra (Fabaceae)
Premise of the study: Some of the most striking stem shapes occur in species of Bauhinia (Fabaceae) known as monkey ladder vines. Their mature stems are flattened and develop regular undulations. Although stems have variant ...
Mormodes salazarii (Orchidaceae, Catasetinae), a new species with greenish-white flowers from Costa Rica
Mormodes salazarii (Orchidaceae, Catasetinae), a new species apparently endemic to Costa Rica, is described and illustrated. It is similar to M. fractiflexa because of its non-resupinate flowers, entire lip and revolute ...
New combinations and synonyms in the Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae)
Twelve orchid species previously described in the genus Maxillaria are transferred to Heterotaxis, Inti, Pityphyllum, and Sauvetrea. In addition, 19 new heterotypic synonyms in Maxillariinae are presented; these and a few ...
A comparison of Monstera deliciosa and M. tacanaensis, with comments on Monstera section Tornelia (Araceae)
Monstera deliciosa, one of the most commonly cultivated aroids, is a morphologically variable species and has traditionally been considered native to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama. We demonstrate that ...
Two new species of Monstera (Araceae: Monsteroideae) from Costa Rica
Two species of Monstera, apparently endemic to Costa Rica, are newly described and illustrated. Monstera juliusii occurs in the southern Costa Rican portion of the Cordillera de Talamanca at 1600–2250 m, and has been ...
Aristolochia quiricoana (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from southern Costa Rica
Aristolochia quiricoana (Aristolochiaceae), una nueva especie del sur de Costa Rica
Background and Aims: Aristolochia is the largest genus in Aristolochiaceae and is widely distributed in the world. A recent synopsis of Aristolochia in Costa Rica recognized 19 species; nevertheless, recent botanical ...