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Published: 2020-06-04

Illustrations and studies in Neotropical Orchidaceae: the Specklinia brighamii group (Pleurothallidinae) in Costa Rica

Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Apartado 302-7050. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Endless Forms, Sylviusweg 72, Leiden 2333 BE, The Netherlands.
Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Apartado 302-7050.
Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Apartado 302-7050. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Endless Forms, Sylviusweg 72, Leiden 2333 BE, The Netherlands. Herbario UCH, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, David, Panamá.
Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Apartado 302-7050.
Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Apartado 302-7050. Programa de Posgrado en Biología / Herbario Luis Fournier Origgi (USJ), Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Parque Nacional Barbilla Reserva Biológica La Tirimbina species complex Specklinia subgen. Sarcinula Monocots

Abstract

This paper focuses on the taxonomy and systematics of the species related to Specklinia brighamii and S. simmleriana in Costa Rica. The group also includes S. alexii, recorded for the first time for the country, S. acrisepala, and two newly described taxa, S. barbelifera and S. tirimbina. The six taxa are described on the basis of living material and illustrated in a composite plate. Notes on ecology, distribution and diagnostic features are presented for each taxon. A key to the species is given to aid in identification.