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Conservación de orquídeas en una reserva privada de Palmares, Costa Rica
Orchid conservation in a private preserve at Palmares, Costa Rica
Madre Verde Private Preserve, located in Palmares (Alajuela, Costa Rica) protects a forest relict surrounded by pastures, bushes and abandoned agriculture grounds. An inventory was conducted in this preserve to determine ...
The influence of leaf characteristics on epiphyllic cover: A test of hypotheses with artificial leaves
Studies of epiphyll ecology have been hindered by the biochemical and morphological variability of the leaf substrate. The use of artificial (plastic ribbon tape) leaves solved that problem in a study done at the Braulio ...
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 ...
A new species of Camaridium (Orchidaceae: Maxillariinae) from the cloud forests of Colombia
Camaridium perezianum is described from the remnant cloud forests of Valle del Cauca Department (western range of the Andes, southwestern Colombia). This new species is most similar to C. nutantiflorum, from which it differs ...
First report of naturalization of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. 1783 (Piperales: Saururaceae) in South America
A relatively large and established population of Houttuynia cordata from Itatiaia National Park in Brazil represents the first record of naturalized Saururaceae in South America. Although the species is potentially invasive, ...
Aristolochia gorgona (Aristolochiaceae), a new species with giant flowers from Costa Rica and Panama
Aristolochia gorgona is described from the Atlantic watershed of Costa Rica and central and eastern Panama. It is similar to A. grandiflora Sw., with which it has been confused in the past. The extensive reported synonymy ...
On the types of Maxillaria grandiflora and Heterotaxis valenzuelana (Orchidaceae: Maxillariinae)
The type specimen of Maxillaria grandiflora (Kunth) Lindl. was collected by Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland during their scientific expedition to Tropical America. Its type locality, which has been the subject of ...
A taxonomic revision of Monstera Adans. (Araceae: Monsteroideae) in Costa Rica
Monstera Adans. (Araceae: Monstereae) is revised for Costa Rica. Thirty-five species are recognised, of which one (M. deliciosa) is introduced. Of them, ten have been only very recently described and Monstera tablasensis ...
Floral elaiophores in Lockhartia Hook. (Orchidaceae: Oncidiinae): their distribution, diversity and anatomy
Background and Aims: A significant proportion of orchid species assigned to subtribe Oncidiinae produce floral oil as a food reward that attracts specialized bee pollinators. This oil is produced either by glabrous glands ...
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 ...