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Cranichis badia, C. brevirostris and C. silvicola spp. nov. (Orchidaceae, Cranichidinae) from Colombia and Venezuela


M. Kolanowska, Dept of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, Univ. of Gdańsk, ul. Wita Stwosza 59, PL-80-308 Gdańsk, Poland. E-mail:


Three new species of the genus Cranichis first recognized by Jany Renz but never published, C. badia, C. brevirostris and C. silvicola, are described and illustrated. Information about their ecology and distribution is provided together with a brief discussion on their related species.