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A New Species of Psilochilus (Triphoreae, Orchidaceae) from Colombia

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A new Psilochilus species from the Western Cordillera of Colombia, Psilochilus vallecaucanus is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to P. macrophyllus, from which it differs by a long-clawed lip with obscure, obtuse lateral lobes. The relevant morphological features are illustrated. A key to the species of Psilochilus is provided. The information about the ecology and distribution of the new species is provided.
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Keywords: New species; Triphoreae; Valle del Cauca; orchids

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2012-04-01

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