Contributions to a reassessment of Costa Rican Zygopetalinae (Orchidaceae) : 3. A systematic revision of Dichaea in Costa Rica

  • A systematic revision of the genus Dichaeu (Orchidaceae) in Costa Rica is presented. The taxonomic history of the genus and its phylogenetic position are discussed, with emphasis on infragenenc grouping. Characters of vegetative and floral morphology are treated, and their taxonoiilic significance is discussed. Twenty-nine Dichnea taxa are recognized for the flora of Costa Rica, and a key to species is provided. Each taxon is described on the basis of Costa Rican material, illustrated in a composite plate, and its distribution in the country is assessed. Distribution maps for all the taxa are given. Overall distribution, derivation of name, notes on species ecology, and diagnostic features are presented for each taxon. Lectotypes are selectcd for D. acostae Schltr., D. acroblephara Schltr., D. amparoana Schltr., D. costaricensis Schltr., D. dammeriana Kraenzl., D. lycopodioides Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl., D. poicillantha Schltr., D. selaginella Schltr., D. tuercklheimii Schltr., Epidendrum echinocarpon Sw., and E. trichocarpon Sw. A new species, D. gomez-lauritoi, is described and illustrated from the wet Caribbean plains of central Costa Rica.

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Author:Franco Pupulin
Parent Title (English):Harvard papers in botany
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2007/11/26
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2007/11/26
Tag:Costa Rica; Dichaea; Epidendrum; Orchidaceae; Zygopetalinae
Page Number:139
First Page:15
Last Page:153
Signatur: SZq 3254
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Weitere biologische Literatur (eingeschränkter Zugriff)
Licence (German):License LogoArchivex. zur Lesesaalplatznutzung § 52b UrhG