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Two new species of Vanilla (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

CLAUDIO NICOLETTI DE FRAGA, DAYVID RODRIGUES COUTO, EMERSON RICARDO PANSARIN

Abstract


Two new species of Vanilla are described and illustrated based on specimens collected in mesophytic semideciduous forests of southeastern Brazil. Vanilla capixaba occurs in southeastern of Espírito Santo and Vanilla paulista occurs in São Paulo. Both species are closely related to members of the Vanilla planifolia group, V. cristagalli, V. dubia and V. dungsii.


Keywords


Atlantic forest, new species, Neotropics, orchids, taxonomy, Vanillae, Vanilloideae, Monocots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.296.1.4

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand