A new and showy species of <i>Lepanthes</i> (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from North-Western Ecuador
Keywords:Ecuadorean orchids, Lepanthes mashpica, Lepanthes satyrica, Mashpi Reserve
A new species of Lepanthes from north-western Ecuador is presented here. Lepanthes mashpica is similar to L. satyrica, with a long, descending, triangular process of the body of the lip but different in the simple and acute appendix versus the vertically bilobed appendix of L. satyrica. The species was found growing in several locations of Mashpi Reserve, a low-land cloud forest close to Quito.
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