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A new species of Dichaea (Orchidaceae) from Brazil with special reference to its foliar anatomy

AMAURI HERBERT KRAHL, JEFFERSON JOSÉ VALSKO, ANA SOFIA SOUSA DE HOLANDA, GUY CHIRON

Abstract


A new Dichaea species is described. It shows an ovate an ovate, non-clawed lip, a feature up to now never observed in the genus that separates it from all related species. The species has been observed only in the Central Amazon.


Keywords


Brazilian Amazon, Manaus, taxonomy, biodiversity, epiphytism, Monocots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.265.2.6

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand