A New <i>Ornithidium</i> (Orchidaceae: Maxillariinae) from the Massif de la Hotte of Haiti


  • James D. Ackerman University of Puerto Rico, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology and Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 70377, San Juan, PR 00936-8377, USA
  • W. Mark Whitten Florida Museum of Natural History, 385 Dickinson Hall, University of Florida, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA




greater antilles, orchidaceae, ornithidium, haiti, donald d. dod, orchid flora


A new species of Ornithidium from the Massif de la Hotte, one of the last remaining orchid-rich regions of Haiti, is described and illustrated. Collected in the 1980s by Donald D. Dod whose original specimen has been lost and whose live plants only just recently flowered, the new species is closely related to O. coccineum based on both morphology and molecular sequences. It is distinguished from the latter by shorter apical leaves, globose pseudobulbs and longer sepals.


Download data is not yet available.


How to Cite

Ackerman, J. D., & Whitten, W. M. (2013). A New &lt;i&gt;Ornithidium&lt;/i&gt; (Orchidaceae: Maxillariinae) from the Massif de la Hotte of Haiti. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v0i0.12111