A new species of Opilionanthe (Pleurothallidinae, Orchidaceae) and new records in the Lepanthes clade for Perú

Alexander Damián Parizaca, Nicole Mitidieri Rivera, Leyda Rimarachin

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Abstract

A new species of Opilionanthe, viz O. magdalenae, from the montane forest of Perú is described and illustrated. Opilionanthe magdalenae is the second species of the genus and is distinguished from its congener O. manningii by its narrow leaves (only 0.7 mm wide), reddish flowers with petals about half the length of the sepals, and a lip with rounded lateral lobes. Additionally, eleven new country records of species in the Lepanthes clade are presented based on field explorations and herbarium revision. Information about the habitat and distribution of all species treated are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere03307
JournalNordic Journal of Botany
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kosñipata Valley
  • Neotropics
  • Peruvian flora
  • taxonomy

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