<i>Octomeria candidae</i> (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), a new species from the Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador


  • Leisberth Vélez-Abarca Carrera de Biología, Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Sede El Pangui), Luis Imaicela entre Azuay y Mayor Rene Ulloa, El Pangui, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador
  • Marco M. Jiménez Orquideario La Paphinia, Zamora, Ecuador
  • Luis E. Baquero Grupo de Investigación en Biodiversidad, Medio Ambiente y Salud BIOMAS. Carrera de Ingeniería Agroindustrial y Alimentos, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad de Las Américas, Quito, Ecuador




A new species of Octomeria from southern Ecuador was found during an investigation on the orchids of the Cordillera del Cóndor. Octomeria candidae is described and illustrated; likewise, information on its distribution, habitat and conservation status is provided. The new proposed taxon is morphologically similar to O. estrellensis, from which it differs by its creeping habit, the narrowly ovate, long-acuminate sepals and petals, and the yellow lip with an acute apex.

Key Words: Mining activities, New orchid species, Octomeria estrellensis, Orchid conservation, Zamora Chinchipe


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Vélez-Abarca, L., Jiménez, M. M., & Baquero, L. E. (2020). &lt;i&gt;Octomeria candidae&lt;/i&gt; (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), a new species from the Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 20(3), 345–351. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v20i3.45095

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