Confusion in <i>Epidendrum brenesii</i> Schltr ., and a new Costa Rican species: <i>Epidendrum sotoanum</i> (Orchidaceae)


  • Adam P. Karremans Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica
  • Eric Hágsater Herbario AMO, Montañas Calizas 490, México, D.F. 11000, México



epidendrum brenesii, epidendrum sotoanum, costa rica, miguel ángel soto arenas


Two species have been confused under the name Epidendrum brenesii Schltr., both were used in the original description and drawing of the type. The purple-flowered species, has been commonly known as E. brenesii, a specimen collected by Brenes close to the original locus typicus is therefore used to neotypify the species. The yellow-flowered species is described as Epidendrum sotoanum Karremans & Hágsater, in honor of the late Mexican botanist Miguel Ángel Soto Arenas.


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Karremans, A. P., & Hágsater, E. (2013). Confusion in &lt;i&gt;Epidendrum brenesii&lt;/i&gt; Schltr ., and a new Costa Rican species: &lt;i&gt;Epidendrum sotoanum&lt;/i&gt; (Orchidaceae). Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 9(3).

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