In: Phyton 61 (2021): S. 21-24; DOI: 10.12905/0380.phyton60-2021-0021; Published online on 2 December 2021
A new species of Takulumena (Orchidaceae) with glabrous petals from Colombia
Marta Kolanowska & Dariusz L. Szlachetko
with 3 figures and 1 table
Key words: Takulumena, Takulumena garayi spec. nova, Orchidaceae. – New species, taxonomy. – Flora of Colombia, Neotropics.
Kolanowska M. & Szlachetko D. L. 2021. A new species of Takulumena (Orchidaceae) with glabrous petals from Colombia. – Phyton (Horn, Austria) 61: 21–24, with 3 figures and 1 table.
Takulumena garayi, a new orchid species from Colombia is described and illustrated. This species has glabrous petals, a characteristic not common in Takulumena. Usually, representatives of the genus have ciliate, papillate or hispid petals. Morphologically, the novelty resembles the Ecuadorian T. tungurahuae but it is distinguished by a sessile, transversely elliptic lip with crenate margins and thickened veins. An updated key to identification of Colombian Takulumena species is provided.