The first record of the genus Dipteranthus (Orchidaceae) in the Guyana, description of a new species

Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko , Monika Lipińska , Iwona Skorowska


The orchid genus Dipteranthus, described by Rodrigues in 1882, comprises about 10 species distributed from Venezuelato Bolivia and Brazil. Plants of Dipteranthus are small epiphytes, reaching in total up to 10 cm in length, hence, are easily overlooked in the field. Modern classification of Dipteranthus is still under discussion. During the revision of orchids of the Guianas, we came across some specimens that do not match morphological characters of any previously known Dipteranthusspecies. Thus, we propose that these specimens represent a new species – Dipteranthus clarkei sp. nov. D. clarkei is the first representative of the genus known from Guyana.
Author Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko (FB / DPTNC)
Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Monika Lipińska (FB / DPTNC)
Monika Lipińska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Iwona Skorowska (FB / DPTNC)
Iwona Skorowska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
Journal seriesBiodiversity: Research and Conservation, ISSN 1897-2810, (B 13 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishDipteranthus, Guyana, Orchidaceae, orchids, taxonomy
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)13
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ScoreMinisterial score = 13.0, 13-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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