A new species and first record of the genus <i>Solenocentrum</i> (Orchidaceae: Cranichidinae) from Peru


  • Alexander Damián Carrera de Ingeniería Agroforestal. Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú
  • Gerardo A. Salazar Departamento de Botánica, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-367, 04510 Mexico City, México
  • Nicole Mitidieri Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-Peru), Calle Manuel Almenara 328, La Aurora, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Saul Altamirano Herbario Nacional Forestal Martín Cárdenas (BOLV), Cochabamba, Bolivia




Solenocentrum oblongum from southern Peru is described and illustrated, representing the first record of this genus for the country. It is similar to Bolivian S. lueri, but can be distinguished by its oblong, sub-pandurate labellum (vs. triangular to sagittate) with rounded base (vs. sagittate), glabrous margins (vs. densely ciliate) and slender oblong calli (vs. broadly ovate). Line drawings of labellum outlines and an identification key to the four accepted species of Solenocentrumare provided.

Key Words: Andes, Bolivia, Cusco, Pseudocentrum, Solenocentrum lueri


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Damián, A., Salazar, G. A., Mitidieri, N., & Altamirano, S. (2020). A new species and first record of the genus &lt;i&gt;Solenocentrum&lt;/i&gt; (Orchidaceae: Cranichidinae) from Peru. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 20(3), 339–344. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v20i3.45012

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