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1 April 2010 A revision of Cohniella Pfitzer (Orchidaceae) in Mexico
William Cetzal Ix, Germán Carnevali Fernández-Concha
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Abstract

A revision of the Mexican species of the genus Cohniella is presented. Each species is fully described and illustrated. Furthermore, species entries include specimen citation, discussion of diagnostic features and biogeography. A key to the Mexican species of Cohniella is presented. Two new species, Cohniella leptotifolia Cetzal & Carnevali and Cohniella yucatanensis Cetzal & Carnevali, are proposed. Cohniella brachyphylla (Lindl.) Cetzal & Carnevali is morphologically and distributionally recircumscribed. Finally, as part of our ongoing studies in this genus, a non-Mexican species related to C. ascendens, Cohniella teres, is synonymized under Oncidium helicanthum Kranzl. for which the combination Cohniella helicantha (Kranzl.) Cetzal & Carnevali is newly proposed. We provide a key to three closely related, easily confused species, C. aguirrei, C. ascendens, and C. helicantha.

William Cetzal Ix and Germán Carnevali Fernández-Concha "A revision of Cohniella Pfitzer (Orchidaceae) in Mexico," The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137(2), 180-213, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.3159/10-RA-018R.1
Received: 3 March 2010; Published: 1 April 2010
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Cohniella
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Mexico
Oncidiinae
ORCHIDACEAE
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