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  • A new Specklinia (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Costa Rica and Panama 

    Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Rincón, Rafael; Gravendeel, Barbara (2013)
    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 silvae-pacis, a new species 

    Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Muñoz García, Melania Nelly (2011)
    Costa Rica is well-known for its outstanding programmes aimed at conserving the local flora and fauna. The country has a large number of protected areas spanning vast expanses of public property. The Bosque de Paz ...
  • Taxonomy in watercolor: the Specklinia endotrachys group, part 1 

    Pupulin, Franco; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Strigari, Sylvia (2013)
    In the last decade orchid systematics has focused especially on assessing evolutionary relationships among species and species groups, in an attempt to produce a solid phylogenetic framework for the family. While in general ...
  • Taxonomy in watercolor: the Specklinia endotrachys group, part 2 

    Pupulin, Franco; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Strigari, Sylvia (2013)
    in the last decade orchid systematics has focused especially on assessing evolutionary relationships among species and species groups, in an attempt to produce a solid phylogenetic framework for the family. While in general ...
  • Pleurothallis adventurae (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), eine neue Art aus einer unerforschten Region in Costa Rica 

    Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo (2011)
    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 reconsideration of the empusellous species of Specklinia (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) in Costa Rica 

    Pupulin, Franco; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Gravendeel, Barbara (2012-08-22)
    This paper focuses on the systematics of the Specklinia endotrachys species complex in Costa Rica. Traditionally considered a variable species, S. endotrachys is here treated as one of at least four, albeit closely related, ...
  • Trichocentrum pupulinianum (Orchidaceae) 

    Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip (2013-02)
    The following article details the career of Lankester Botanical Garden's researcher Franco Populin. His work within this institution has generated an important growth for the research of orchid species in Costa Rica. This ...
  • The Orchid Pollinaria Collection at Lankester Botanical Garden, University of Costa Rica 

    Pupulin, Franco; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip (2008-02-01)
    The relevance of pollinaria study in orchid systematics and reproductive biology is summarized. The Orchid Pollinaria Collection and the associate database of Lankester Botanical Garden, University of Costa Rica, are ...
  • Un nuevo Platystele (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) de la parte central de Costa Rica 

    Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo; Karremans Lok, Adam Philip (2010)
    Se describe e ilustra una nueva especie de Platystele, P. tausensis de Costa Rica. Es similar a P. propinqua pero difiere en las plantas y flores más pequeñas con sépalos más cortos, los pétalos y sépalos ciliados, fimbriados ...
  • Confusion in Epidendrum brenesii Schltr., and a new Costa Rican species: Epidendrum sotoanum (Orchidacaeae) 

    Karremans Lok, Adam Philip; Hágsater, Eric (2010)
    Two species have been confused under the name Epidendrum brenesii Schltr., both were used in the original description and drawing of the type. The purple-flowered species, has been commonly known as E. brenesii, a specimen ...
  • Distribution and ecology of myxomycetes in the high-elevation oak forests of Cerro Bellavista, Costa Rica 

    Rojas Alavarado, Carlos Alonso; Stephenson, Steven L. (2007)
    Myxomycetes associated with a high-elevation (.3000 m) oak forest in the Talamanca Range of Costa Rica were studied for 7 mo. Field collections were supplemented with collections obtained from moist chamber cultures ...
  • Myxomycete ecology along an elevation gradient on Cocos Island, Costa Rica 

    Rojas Alavarado, Carlos Alonso; Stephenson, Steven L. (2008)
    The marine biota of Cocos Island is well known; however, the terrestrial biota is poorly understood. In an effort to document the myxomycetes of the island and to determine their ecological distribution along an elevation ...
  • Ecological patterns of Costa Rican myxomycetes 

    Rojas Alvarado, Carlos Alonso; Valverde González, Randall; Stephenson, Steven L.; Vargas, María Julia (2009-10)
    Ecological patterns of tropical myxomycetes have been subjected to study only during the last decade. An exhaustive analysis of an extensive dataset for a single tropical country is lacking. For this reason, the present ...
  • New records of myxomycetes from high-elevation areas of Mexico and Guatemala 

    Rojas Alvarado, Carlos Alonso; Stephenson, Steven L.; Estrada Torres, Arturo; Valverde González, Randall; Morales Esquivel, Osberth (2010-04)
    Surveys of four high-elevation study areas in central Mexico and northwestern Guatemala were carried out to obtain baseline information on the species of myxomycetes present. All study areas were sampled in 2006 and 2007. ...
  • A review of the Costa Rican myxomycetes (Amebozoa) 

    Rojas Alvarado, Carlos Alonso; Schnittler, Martin; Stephenson, Steven L. (2010)
    There has not been a comprehensive review of the taxonomic composition of the assemblage of myxomycetes known from Costa Rica since 1975. As a result of a series of studies carried out in the country during the last decade, ...
  • Laelia Lindl. [with a new combination] 

    Pupulin, Franco (2022-02)
    Se presentan, discuten e ilustran especies costarricenses del género Laelia (Orchidaceae). Una nueva combinación, Laelia lueddemannii subsp. costaricana, se propone.
  • Pabstiella Brieger and Senghas [with a new combination] 

    Pupulin, Franco (2020-02)
    Species of Pabstiella from the flora of Costa Rica are presented and discussed. A new combination, Pabstiella aperta, is proposed, and the species is illustrated.
  • Lepanthes Sw. [with three new species from Costa Rica] 

    Pupulin, Franco; Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo (2022-02)
    The genus Lepanthes in Costa Rica is presented and discussed. Three new species (Lepanthes sol Pupulin, L. victoria Pupulin & Bogarín, and L. marta-herraae Bogarín & Pupulin) are described and illustrated.
  • Oncidium Sw. [with a new species, Oncidium coquianum] 

    Pupulin, Franco; Dalström, Stig (2022-02)
    Costa Rican species of Oncidium are presented and discussed. A new species, Oncidium coquianum Pupulin & Dalström, is described and illustrated.
  • Prescottia Lindl. [with a new species, P. congesta] 

    Pupulin, Franco; Dressler, Robert L. (2022-02)
    Species of Prescottia in the flora of Costa Rica are presented and discussed. A new species, Prescottia congesta Pupulin, is described and illustrated.

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