On the identity of Myoxanthus scandens (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), with a new species from Costa Rica

We present and illustrate a new species of Myoxanthus from Costa Rica, closely related to M. scandens. We present descriptions and illustrations of both species. The new species, Myoxanthus sotoanum differs from M. scandens, by its linear leaves, the brownish-yellowish flowers, the yellow petals and...

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Main Authors: Pupulin, Franco, Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo, Fernández Campos, Melania
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/12108
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21208
Summary: We present and illustrate a new species of Myoxanthus from Costa Rica, closely related to M. scandens. We present descriptions and illustrations of both species. The new species, Myoxanthus sotoanum differs from M. scandens, by its linear leaves, the brownish-yellowish flowers, the yellow petals and lip, the oblong, obtuse, subfalcate lateral lobes of the lip, the two keels extending nearly to the middle of the lip, and the shorter, triangular, acute teeth that flank the stigma. Myoxanthus sotoanum generally also occurs at lower elevations than M. scandens.