Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology <div> <p class="Body"><span lang="EN-US">LANKESTERIANA, the International Journal on Orchidology, is an international scientific journal published by the Lankester Botanical Garden Research Center – University of Costa Rica. The journal is globally recognized for its specialization and contributions to the knowledge of the orchid family. In addition to research articles, LANKESTERIANA is dedicated to facilitating scholarly communication and exchange by publishing a comprehensive array of content, including book reviews, checklists, comments, conference proceedings, correspondence, corrigendum, obituaries, opinions, reviews, and special issue contributions. </span><br /><br /><span lang="EN-US">LANKESTERIANA maintains rigorous academic standards as a peer-reviewed journal, ensuring that only the highest quality research articles are published. Through this rigorous review process, the journal upholds its reputation for excellence and reliability, providing readers with access to credible and authoritative scientific information on orchids.</span><br /><br /><span lang="EN-US">Furthermore, LANKESTERIANA values the contributions of authors worldwide, with English being the official language of the journal.</span></p> </div> <p>Through <a href=""><strong>Early View</strong></a>, Lankesteriana is committed to considering shortening the times requested for effective publication of scientific, peer-reviewed papers, for the benefit of both the authors and the readers of the journal. The papers in this section of Lankesteriana receive an individual DOI and are published online as soon as the editorial process is concluded positively. They represent early views of the final papers exactly as they will be included in the hard-printed, complete issue of the journal. The effective date of publication of each paper is established by the date of its first publication online, which is recorded on the front page of the paper both in its online and hard-printed versions. The printed version of LANKESTERIANA is published periodically in volumes by the Lankester Botanical Garden, University of Costa Rica. Each volume is made up of three issues published in April (covers the period from January to April), August (covers from May to August), and December (covers from September to December).</p> <p>LANKESTERIANA is indexed by Clarivate Biosis, <a href=";pid=1409-3871&amp;lng=en&amp;nrm=iso">SciELO</a>, <a href="">Scopus</a>, <a href=";context=L&amp;vid=01USC_INST:01USC&amp;lang=en&amp;search_scope=MyInstitution&amp;adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&amp;tab=LibraryCatalog&amp;query=any,contains,lankesteriana&amp;sortby=rank&amp;offset=0">Scirus</a>, <a href=";colors=3&amp;lang=en&amp;jour_id=125187">WZB</a>, <a href="">Redalyc</a>, <a href="">DOAJ</a>, <a href=";acc_sequence=000666735">PERIODICA</a>, <a href="">BIBLAT</a>, <a href="">The Latindex Directory</a>, and it is included in databases such as <a href="">E-journals</a>, Ebookbrowse, FAO Online Catalogues, CiteBank, Mendeley, WorldCat, <a href="">Core Electronic Journals Library</a>, and Biodiversity Heritage Library, and in the electronic resources of the <a href="">Columbia University</a>, the <a href="">University of Florida</a>, the University of Hamburg, and the <a href="">Smithsonian Institution</a>, among others. </p> <p class="p1">The Lankester Botanical Garden is a research center of the University of Costa Rica, LANKESTERIANA´ s publishing institution, which holds the copyright and publishing rights of every contribution, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Costa Rica license (<a href="">CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 CR</a>).</p> <p>Postmaster: Lankester Botanical Garden, University of Costa Rica, P.O. Box 302-7050 Cartago, Costa Rica, C.A.</p> <p>ISSN-e: 2215-2067 | ISSN 1409-3871</p> en-US <p>According to the Open Access policy promoted by the University of Costa Rica, all the papers published by Lankesteriana are licensed under the Creative Commons copyright and can be downloaded free of charge. <strong>The journal holds copyright and publishing rights&nbsp;under the CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 CR license.</strong></p> <p>Before the publication of the materials submitted by the author(s) in LANKESTERIANA, the author(s) hereby assign all rights in the article to the Lankester Botanical Garden.</p> (Diego Bogarín) (Noelia Belfort Oconitrillo) Tue, 11 Jun 2024 14:39:14 -0600 OJS 60 Notes on the correct identity of <i>Ceratostylis siamensis</i> (Epidendroideae: Podochileae) from India <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>While conducting taxonomic studies on the tribe Podochileae (Orchidaceae) for the Flora of India, two species, <em>Ceratostylis siamensis</em> and <em>Ceratostylis himalaica</em> have been examined using types, protologues, fresh specimens, and authentic herbarium collections. <em>Ceratostylis siamensis</em> was previously reported and documented in Arunachal Pradesh, India. However, we determined upon closer examination that this record was based on erroneous identification. The correct identity of this species is <em>C. himalaica</em>. Consequently, <em>Ceratostylis siamensis</em> is excluded from the flora of India.</p> </div> </div> </div> Shuvadip Sarkar, D.K. Agrawala, D. Maity, M. Khanal Copyright (c) 2024 Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 -0600 <i>Lepanthes chalalensis</i> (Pleurothallidinae), a new species endemic to the Santander department in Colombia <p> </p> <p><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>We propose <em>Lepanthes chalalensis </em>as a newly identified species confined to the north-east Andes of Colombia. We randomly placed 341 sampling plots across the Eastern Cordillera, including transformed and natural habitats. Here, we provide a detailed description, illustrating images, ecological discussions, a taxonomic key for the new entity, and a conservation status analysis. The species is highly geographically restricted (in 2 out of 341 sampling plots) and has a low population size (26 adult individuals). While <em>L. chalalensis </em>shows a resemblance to <em>L. velosa </em>from Ecuador, it can be distinguished by the wide lower lobe of the petals, which is long ciliated, the lip laminae, which are reduced and bear stiff cilia, and the appendix length, which appear to be twice as long as the lip blades. The species should be considered a conservation concern due to its high rarity.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> Edicson Parra-Sánchez, Eugenio Restrepo, Yadir Barrera, Juan Camilo Ordóñez-Blanco, David Edwards Copyright (c) 2024 Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology Wed, 19 Jun 2024 00:00:00 -0600 New species and records of Orchidaceae from Costa Rica. IV. <div> <p class="BodyA"><span class="None"><span lang="EN-US">The fourth release of the series “New Species and Records of Orchidaceae from Costa Rica” documents and illustrates 17 taxa of the Costa Rican orchid flora. The new species records belong to the subtribes Pleurothallidinae (9 spp.), Maxillariinae (3 spp.), and Oncidiinae (2 spp.), including the description of two new species in <em>Pleurothallis</em> and <em>Telipogon</em>. Two new forms are described for <em>Isochilus latibracteatus</em> (Ponerinae) and <em>Masdevallia striatella</em>(Pleurothallidinae), and their differences from the typical forms are discussed. Additionally, the first record of a naturalized population of <em>Phalaenopsis stuartiana</em>(Aeridinae) in Costa Rica is discussed. Detailed descriptions, based on selected Costa Rican material, are included for all taxa, along with illustrations and/or Lankester Composite Digital Plates (LCDP). Information on their etymology, distribution, habitat, phenology, and distinguishing features compared to morphologically similar species is also provided. Finally, following the publication of the most recent Costa Rican orchid catalogue, we have identified some omissions and other new species described, which are discussed here. The orchid flora of Costa Rica now includes 1695 species and nine forms.</span></span></p> </div> Noelia Belfort-Oconitrillo, Grettel Salguero, Lizbeth Oses, Karen Gil-Amaya, Gustavo Rojas-Alvarado, Isler F. Chinchilla, Melissa Díaz-Morales, Franco Pupulin, Diego Bogarín, Adam P. Karremans Copyright (c) 2024 Fri, 12 Jul 2024 00:00:00 -0600