A new species and first record of the genus Solenocentrum (Orchidaceae: Cranichidinae) from PeRU

Alexander Damián, Gerardo A. Salazar, Nicole Mitidieri, Saul Altamirano

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Solenocentrum oblongum from southern Peru is described and illustrated, representing the first record of this genus for the country. It is similar to Bolivian S. lueri, but can be distinguished by its oblong, sub-pandurate labellum (vs. triangular to sagittate) with rounded base (vs. sagittate), glabrous margins (vs. densely ciliate) and slender oblong calli (vs. broadly ovate). Line drawings of labellum outlines and an identification key to the four accepted species of Solenocentrum are provided. Resumen. Se describe e ilustra Solenocentrum oblongum del sur peruano, representando el primer registro de este género para el país. Es similar a la especie boliviana S. lueri, pero se distingue por su labelo oblongo, subpandurado (vs. triangular a sagitado) con base redondeada (vs. sagitada), márgenes glabros (vs. densamente ciliados) y callos oblongos, delgados (vs. ampliamente ovados). Se proporcionan dibujos en línea del labelo, y una clave de identificación de las cuatro especies aceptadas de Solenocentrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020


  • Andes
  • Bolivia
  • Cusco
  • Pseudocentrum
  • Solenocentrum lueri


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