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.

Keywords: New species; Triphoreae; Valle del Cauca; orchids

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1600/036364412X635412

Publication date: April 1, 2012

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