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1 June 2008 Further Disentangling of a Taxonomic Puzzle: Maxillaria ramosa, Ornithidium pendulum, and a New Species, O. elianae (Orchidaceae)
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McIllmurray and Oakeley (2004) demonstrated that the name Maxillaria ramosa has been misapplied to Ornithidium pendulum since 1967, and possibly corresponds to M. cassapensis. We refer Ornithidium ochraceum, O. loefgrenii, and Maxillaria spathulata to the synonymy of O. pendulum (in addition to the already recognized synonyms O. dichotomum and Scaphyglottis tafallae), and designate a lectotype for O. dichotomum. Anew species from Venezuela and the Guianas (Ornithidium elianae), previously confused with O. pendulum, is described. An updated description of O. pendulum is presented along with a review of its complicated taxonomic history and the first record of this species for Costa Rica.

Mario A. Blanco, Germán Carnevali, Diego Bogarín, and Rodrigo B. Singer "Further Disentangling of a Taxonomic Puzzle: Maxillaria ramosa, Ornithidium pendulum, and a New Species, O. elianae (Orchidaceae)," Harvard Papers in Botany 13(1), 137-154, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.3100/1043-4534(2008)13[137:FDOATP]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2008
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