Taxonomic revision of the genus Cranichis (Orchidaceae, Cranichideae) in Colombia

Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko , Marta Kolanowska


The geographical range of the orchid genus Cranichis extends from USA, Central America, and the Caribbean to Bolivia and Argentina—with the greatest diversity observed in the Andean region. This taxon embraces herbs with the scape and basal leaves developing from a single, terminal bud and having the scape enclosed in several sheaths. The small, non-resupinate, flowers are arranged in a racemose inflorescence. The petals and lip are free from the column part and their gynostemium is short and massive. In this paper, the synopsis of Cranichis in Colombia is presented. Each species occurring in the country is characterized and illustrated. The information about habitat and distribution of national genus representatives are provided. Several groups of species that are very similar in their morphology are delineated to facilitate process of species identification. A total of 10 species are described here as new. Lectotypes for the six species Cranichis ciliata, C. fendleri, C. mandonii, C. tenuis, C. viereckii, and C. wagenerihave been selected. Additionally, two new nomenclatorial combinations within Ocampoa are proposed.
Author Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko (FB / DPTNC)
Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Marta Kolanowska
Marta Kolanowska,,
Journal seriesPeerJ, ISSN 2167-8359, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets5.5
Article numbere7385
Keywords in EnglishBiodiversity, Cranichideae, Neotropics, new species
ASJC Classification1100 General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; 1300 General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; 2700 General Medicine; 2800 General Neuroscience
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)100
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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