Notes on the natural history of Cyclopogon obliquus (Orchidaceae: Spiranthinae) in Costa Rica

  • Mario A. Blanco Instituto Centroamericano de Investigación Biológica y Conservación P.O. Box 2398-250, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica Research Associate, Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica Present mailing address: University of Florida, Department of Botany, 220 Bartram Hall P.O. Box 118526 Gainesville, Florida 32611-8526, U.S.A.
Keywords: Orchidaceae, Cyclopogon, Pelexia, Spiranthinae, Costa Rica, pantropical species, phenology, deciduousness, autogamy

Abstract

The occurrence of Cyclopogon obliquus (J.J. Sm.) Szlach. [= Pelexia obliqua (J. J. Sm.) Garay] is reported for the first time in Costa Rica. Its taxonomic placement is discussed, and its current geographic distribution is reviewed. Observations on its habitat, phenology and reproduction are presented. 

Published
2016-02-03
How to Cite
Blanco, M. (2016). Notes on the natural history of Cyclopogon obliquus (Orchidaceae: Spiranthinae) in Costa Rica. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v2i3.23087