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Taxonomy of the Subtribe Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae, Vandoideae) revised

Dariusz L. Szlachetko
  • Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, University of Gdańsk, Al. Legionów 9, 80-441 Gdańsk, Poland
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Published Online: 2012-11-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10119-012-0017-2


A new classification of the subtribe Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae) is proposed. Thirty-seven genera are revised. The Camaridium group is divided into seven genera, Adamanthus, Camaridium, Pseudomaxillaria, Psittacoglossum and three described here: Chaseopsis, Chelyella and Viracocha. Ornithidium s.l. is divided into seven genera: Heterotaxis, Laricorchis,Neo-urbania, Nitidobulbon, Ornithidium, Vazquezella and Aucellia, the latter two described here. 193 new combinations on the species level are validated and the relationships among the genera are briefly discussed. A key to the determination of all genera representing Maxillariinae s. s. is provided.

Keywords : Maxillaria; Camaridium; Ornithidium; new genera; Neotropics; taxonomy

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Published Online: 2012-11-30

Citation Information: Biodiversity: Research and Conservation, Volume 25, Issue , Pages 13–38, ISSN (Print) 1897-2810, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10119-012-0017-2.

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