A new species of <i>Eurystyles</i> (Orchidaceae) is exposed by a fierce hurricane in Puerto Rico


  • James D. Ackerman Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, 17 Avenida Universidad Suite 1701, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925-2537, U.S.A.
  • Luis Ortiz Jordan 815 Promenade Way, Apt 204, Jupiter, FL 34458, U.S.A




A new species of Eurystyles (Orchidaceae: Orchidoideae, Cranichideae, Spiranthinae) is proposed, E. luisortizii Ackerman sp. nov., which is most similar to E. ananassocomos (Rchb.f.) Schltr. from which it differs by a suite of floral traits. This species represents the first confirmed record of the genus for the island of Puerto Rico, bringing the Eurystyles species count for the West Indies to four.

Keywords: Cranichideae, Orchidoideae, Puerto Rico flora, Spiranthinae, West Indies orchids


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Ackerman, J. D., & Ortiz Jordan, L. (2021). A new species of &lt;i&gt;Eurystyles&lt;/i&gt; (Orchidaceae) is exposed by a fierce hurricane in Puerto Rico. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 21(1), 45–50. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v21i1.46803

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