[pleurothallid-l] "Pleurothallis pregrande"

Mark Wilson MWilson at ColoradoCollege.edu
Mon Feb 11 12:17:47 EST 2013


Pleurothallid colleagues:

I am pretty sure that "Pleurothallis pregrande" or "pregrandis" is in fact the plant recently described by Eduardo-Calderon Saenz in the Lindleyana section of Orchids magazine in Nov 2012 as Stelis gargantua (syn. Crocodeilanthe gigas).  It is not part of Pleurothallis as defined by the studies of Pridgeon et al. 2001.  It is definitely not a synonym of Pleurothallis colossus.  You can check out the plant at Epidendra: http://www.epidendra.org/taxones/Stelis/Stelis%20gargantua/Pleurothallis%20gigas/index.html

Mark

Dr. Mark Wilson
Biology Dept.
The Colorado College
14 East Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs
CO 80903
USA

Office 719-389-6996
Cell      719-321-6293
Fax      719-389-6940

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/pleurothallid-l/attachments/20130211/bbaf5683/attachment.html 


More information about the pleurothallid-l mailing list