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Luer, C. A. (1975). ICONES PLEUROTHALLIDINARUM PLEUROTHALLIS OF ECUADOR (ORCHIDACEAE). Selbyana, 1(1), 56–100. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/114850


Approximately one hundred (of perhaps as many as two hundred) legiti- mate species of Pleurothallis have been reported from Ecuador in botanical literature. The first species, Pleurothallis ruscifolia (as Epidendrum rusci- folium), was described from Martinque by Jacquin in 1760. Many years later it was also identified from Ecuador. Robert Brown based the genus Pleurothallis on this widespread species in 1813.

The first large number of species of Pleurothallis attributed to Ecuador was described by Lindley in the mid-nineteenth century, mostly from speci- mens collected around Quito by Professor Jameson of the University of Quito. At that time political boundaries in South America were vague and frequently changing, and not as we know them today. Lindley often cited "Peru," but most of these sources are clearly referable to present-day Ecua- dor. Following its final liberation from Spanish rule in 1822, Ecuador be- came part of "Gran Colombia" along with Colombia and Venezuela. In 1830 Ecuador became an independent nation with disputed boundaries, some of which still are not settled today.


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