Notes on the genus Frondaria (Orchidaceae) with description of new species

Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko , Marta Kolanowska , Max Rykaczewski


The specific diversity of Neotropical orchid genus Frondaria is evaluated based on morphological data. Frondaria for years was considered as monospecific taxon, however, our recent studies on Andean orchids indicated that it is actually much more variable. Within Colombian material we found species which does not fit morphological description of F. caulescens and it is described here as new, named F. colombiana. The novelty is characterized by inflorescence being three times as long as the ramicaul, the tridentate leaf apex with middle tooth as long as lateral ones, papillate apices of sepals, and oblong-ligulate lip middle lobe which is papillate along margins and in the apical part. The taxonomic status of P. graminea was evaluated and based on gathered data this species should be considered as separated from F. caulescens as well. The comparative morphology of all three Frondaria species is provided. Additionally, Octomeria tenuis is lectotypified.
Author Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko (FB / DPTNC)
Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Marta Kolanowska (FB / DPTNC)
Marta Kolanowska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Max Rykaczewski (FB / DPTNC)
Max Rykaczewski,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
Journal seriesTURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, ISSN 1300-008X, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Englishbiodiversity, Orchidaceae, Pleurothallidinae, taxonomy
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.066 (2) - 2017=1.098 (5)
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