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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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Volume XIX, Number 4, October 2012

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SEASON'S PICK: Torn between two flowers, we choose both: Bdallophytum americanum (R. Br.) Eichler ex Solms (Cytinaceae) and Cleistes costaricensis Christenson (Orchidaceae) win the photo contest for this quarter. The first is a root parasite hosted for certain in Costa Rica only by Bursera schlechtendalii Engl (Burseraceae) in the tropical dry forest of northern Prov. Guanacaste, and the second is a terrestrial orchid from pluvial forest. These two spp. have little more in common than their rarity, and that both were found in glorious flower this past season.

Bdallophytum americanum (R. Br.) Eichler ex Solms (Cytinaceae) Bdallophytum americanum (R. Br.) Eichler ex Solms (Cytinaceae Bdallophytum americanum (R. Br.) Eichler ex Solms (Cytinaceae Bdallophytum americanum (R. Br.) Eichler ex Solms (Cytinaceae

These fine photos (host and pistillate plant on the left, root attachment and close-up of staminate plant on the right), taken this past 18 July on a hike from the estero at Playa Naranjo over the ridge to Playa Nancite in Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, were provided by José Antonio Azofeifa and Carlos Hernández of the INBio Entomology department.

Cleistes costaricensis Christenson (Orchidaceae) Cleistes costaricensis Christenson (Orchidaceae) Cleistes costaricensis Christenson (Orchidaceae) Cleistes costaricensis Christenson (Orchidaceae)

And these, taken south of Cartago on 15 October, are vouchered by Hammel & Pérez 26469, INB. The Manual, having provided no description for the roots of this latter species, could be modified by inserting ", con raíces gruesas y suculentas" right after the word "Terrestre" in the description.

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