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New species and nomenclatural changes in Cynorkis (Orchidaceae: Orchidoideae) from Madagascar and the Mascarenes

Author:
Hermans, Johan, Andriantiana, Jacky L., Sieder, Anton, Kiehn, Michael, Cribb, Phillip, Rajavelona, Landy, Gardiner, Lauren M.
Source:
Kew bulletin 2017 v.72 no.3 pp. 38
ISSN:
0075-5974
Subject:
Cynorkis, new species, plant taxonomy, Madagascar
Abstract:
Ten new species, Cynorkis aconitiflora, C. christae, C. elephantina, C. jackyi, C. lentiginosa, C. mammuthus, C. mangabensis, C. sanguinolenta, C. siederi and C. syringescens, are described for the first time. The identity of C. elegans is clarified. The status of Arnottia and Physoceras are discussed and both subsumed into Cynorkis, with the necessary taxonomic changes made.
Agid:
5803901