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Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Cyrtochilum (Orchidaceae) in Northwestern South America (Northern Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela).

Authors
  • Szlachetko, Dariusz L1
  • Kolanowska, Marta2, 3
  • 1 Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland. , (Poland)
  • 2 Department of Geobotany and Plant Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland. , (Poland)
  • 3 Department of Biodiversity Research, Global Change Research Institute AS CR, Brno, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
PeerJ
Publisher
PeerJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.8566
PMID: 32095370
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article is a presentation of taxonomic diversity of the orchid genus Cyrtochilum in Northwestern South America. The morphological characteristics of over 90 species occurring in northern Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela are presented together with illustrations of their floral segments. Information about the distribution of each taxon is provided. Ten morphologically consistent groups have been delineated to facilitate identification of Cyrtochilum representatives in the studied area. Keys for determination of species within each group are provided. Seven new species of Cyrtochilum are described and one new combination is proposed. © 2020 Szlachetko and Kolanowska.

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