<i>Scaphosepalum tarantula</i> (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), a new species from Ecuador
Keywords:new species, Pichincha, Scaphosepalum fimbriatum, sympatric species
A new species, Scaphosepalum tarantula, is described. It is recognized by the medium-sized plants with grey-green leaves suffused with red-brown to purple stains at the petioles; densely fimbriated, red-brown to sanguine flowers, spiky tails of the lateral sepals and a dark sanguine, wingless lip. It is here compared to Scaphosepalum fimbriatum with which it shares similarities.
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