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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cuba, Central America to Trinidad and N. Brazil.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

Native to:

Brazil North, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panamá, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Platystele ovalifolia (H.Focke) Garay & Dunst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 1997 Sandoval, E. [1628], El Salvador K000453088
Aug 1, 1990 Bartlett, A.W. [8395], Guyana K000453089
Aug 1, 1990 Sandwith, N.Y. [1122], Guyana K000453091
Aug 1, 1990 Bartlett, A.W. [8323], Guyana K000453090
Venezuela 27366.000
Thurn, E.F. [36], Guyana K000453092 holotype
Guyana K000453093
Sandwith, N.Y. [1750] Pleurothallis ovalifolia 9615.000
Sandwith, N.Y., Guyana Pleurothallis ovalifolia 9616.000
Wright, C. [1506], Cuba Pleurothallis ovalifolia K000584084 isotype
Wright, C. [1506], Cuba Pleurothallis ovalifolia K000584083

First published in Venez. Orchids Ill. 2: 268 (1961)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bogarín, D., Serracín, Z., Samudio, Z., Rincón, R. & Pupulin, F. (2014). An updated checklist of the Orchidaceae of Panama Lankesteriana 14: 135-364.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Koch, A.K., Moreira dos Santos, J.U. & Ilkiu-Borges, A.L. (2014). Sinopse das Orchidaceae holoepífitas e hemiepífitas da floresta nacional de Caxiuanã, PA, Brasil Hoehnea 41: 129-148.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bogarín, D., Serracín, Z., Samudio, Z., Rincón, R. & Pupulin, F. (2014). An updated checklist of the Orchidaceae of Panama Lankesteriana 14: 135-364.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0