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31 December 2020 A New Lepanthes (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Península de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Isler F. Chinchilla, Reinaldo Aguilar, Diego Bogarín
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Abstract

Lepanthes is one of the most species-rich genera of orchids in the Neotropics, with most of the species found in medium to high elevation forests and few species in lowlands. We describe and illustrate Lepanthes osaensis, a new species from the very wet lowland forest of Península de Osa, Costa Rica. It is similar to Lepanthes cuspidata but differs mostly in the vinous leaves; smaller sepals; the narrower, bilobed petals; and the smaller lip with triangular blades. Notes on its distribution, habitat, flowering, and conservation status, as well as discussion of a taxon with similar morphology, are provided.

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Isler F. Chinchilla, Reinaldo Aguilar, and Diego Bogarín "A New Lepanthes (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Península de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica," Harvard Papers in Botany 25(2), 215-219, (31 December 2020). https://doi.org/10.3100/hpib.v25iss2.2020.n9
Published: 31 December 2020
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