, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 240–244 | Cite as

Description of a new species and notes on Crossoglossa (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Malaxideae) from the eastern Andes in Colombia and Venezuela

  • Eliana J. Noguera-Savelli
  • F.-C. Germán Carnevali
  • Gustavo A. Romero-González


A new species of Crossoglossa (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Malaxideae), Crossoglossa acuminatissima, from Santander del Sur Department in Colombia, is described and illustrated, and its affinities are discussed. Malaxis tipuloides var. exigua is raised to the rank of species as Crossoglossa exigua, and its report from Venezuela constitutes the first record of the genus Crossoglossa in that country.

Key Words

Crossoglossa acuminatissima Crossoglossa tipuloides Colombia Venezuela 


Se describe Crossoglossa acuminatissima de Santander del Sur en Colombia y se provee una ilustración y una discusión de sus afinidades. Malaxis tipuloides var. exigua se eleva al rango de especie como Crossoglossa exigua, y su reporte para Venezuela constituye el primer registro del género en ese país.



The authors are grateful to FONACIT of Venezuela for a scholarship that allowed the junior author to spend a research period at CICY. We also thank the curators of MO and VEN for the loan of specimens, Mario Blanco and an anonymous reviewer for helpful comments on the manuscript, Bruno Manara for the illustration, Ivón M. Ramírez (CICY) for help with the search of bibliographic references, and José Luis Tapia at CICY for help with data and specimen handling.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliana J. Noguera-Savelli
    • 1
  • F.-C. Germán Carnevali
    • 2
  • Gustavo A. Romero-González
    • 3
  1. 1.Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela “Dr. Tobías Lasser”CaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Herbarium CICY, Centro de Investigación Científica de YucatánYucatánMéxico
  3. 3.Orchid Herbarium of Oakes AmesHarvard University HerbariaCambridgeUSA

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