A synopsis of the genus Otostylis (Orchidaceae: Maxillarieae subtribe Zygopetalinae) with a new record from southern Peru

Miguel Chocce, John P. Janovec, Eric A. Christenson

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Abstract

The genus Otostylis (Orchidaceae) is one of the lesser known genera in the Zygopetalum alliance, which has had a problematic taxonomic history. Otostylis consists of four species distributed in South America and Trinidad. The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the genus, with descriptions of the four species and keys for their identification. Otostylis paludosa is resurrected from previous synonomy under O. lepida and reported as a new record for the genus in Peru, occurring as a dominant herb in bog wetlands of the Department of Madre de Dios.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)841-852
Number of pages12
JournalSIDA, Contributions to Botany
Volume21
Issue number2
StatePublished - 28 Dec 2004

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