<i>Pleurothallis chicalensis</i>, a new species in subsection <i>Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae</i> (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from northwestern Ecuador
Keywords:Andes, Carchi, Pleurothallis bovilingua, Pleurothallis dewildei, Taxonomy
A new species of Pleurothallis in subsection Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae from Ecuador is described, illustrated and its relationship with other species is discussed. Pleurothallis chicalensis is compared with P. dewildei, from which is distinguished by the ovate leaves, the yellow flowers with broadly obovate synsepal and the transversely cordate lip with apiculate apex.
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