Further disentangling of a taxonomic puzzle: Maxillaria Ramosa, Ornithidium Pendulum, and a new species, O. Elianae (Orchidaceae)

McIllmurray and Oakeley (2004) demonstrated that the name Maxillaria ramosa has been misapplied to Ornithidium pendulum since 1967, and possibly corresponds to M. cassapensis. We refer Ornithidium ochraceum, O. loefgrenii, and Maxillaria spathulata to the synonymy of O. pendulum (in addition to...

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Autores Principales: Blanco, Mario A., Carnevali Fernández-Concha, Germán, Bogarín Chaves, Diego Gerardo, Singer, Rodrigo B.
Formato: Artículo científico
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Harvard Papers in Botany 2012
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Acceso en línea: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3100/1043-4534(2008)13%5B137%3AFDOATP%5D2.0.CO%3B2
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/715
Sumario: McIllmurray and Oakeley (2004) demonstrated that the name Maxillaria ramosa has been misapplied to Ornithidium pendulum since 1967, and possibly corresponds to M. cassapensis. We refer Ornithidium ochraceum, O. loefgrenii, and Maxillaria spathulata to the synonymy of O. pendulum (in addition to the already recognized synonyms O. dichotomum and Scaphyglottis tafallae), and designate a lectotype for O. dichotomum. A new species from Venezuela and the Guianas (Ornithidium elianae), previously confused with O. pendulum, is described. An updated description of O. pendulum is presented along with a review of its complicated taxonomic history and the first record of this species for Costa Rica.