The <i>Chloraea</i> from Lima, a little-known species but described several times


  • Delsy Trujillo Herbario San Marcos (USM), Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Av. Arenales 1256, Jesús María, Lima, Perú
  • Diego Paredes-Burneo Laboratorio de Florística, Departamento de Dicotiledóneas, Museo de Historia Natural UNMSM, Av. Arenales 1256, Jesús María, Lima, Perú; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, A257 Life Sciences Annex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA



During the botanical expedition carried out in Peru by Ruiz and Pavón, later by Raimondi’s explorations and finally by Weberbauer’s, specimens of a Chloraea species were collected in localities around Lima and used to describe Chloraea pavonii, C. undulata and C. peruviana. In this study we reviewed original materials, protologues, drawings, additional herbarium specimens and living material to clarify the taxonomic status of C. pavonii. A description, illustration, photographs, and distribution of the species are provided. We also point out the morphological features that distinguish C. pavonii from C. densipapillosa and C. septentrionalis. Lectotypes for C. undulata and C. peruviana are here designated.

Key WordsChloraea, Lima, Peru, lectotypification, lomas ecosystem


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Trujillo, D., & Paredes-Burneo, D. (2020). The &lt;i&gt;Chloraea&lt;/i&gt; from Lima, a little-known species but described several times. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 20(1), 91–106.

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