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  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Adam P. Karremans; Lizeth Rodríguez-Martínez; Cristian Rincón-Useche;
    Country: Costa Rica

    Pleurothallis indecora, P. juvenilis, P. lueriana and P. queremalensis are described from material collected in the municipality of Dagua, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The four species were found during field inventories of the Orchidaceae in San José del Sa...

  • Open Access Spanish; Castilian
    Authors: 
    José A. Vargas-Zamora;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

     The coins of Costa Rica include a variety of plant illustrations, ranging from a palm tree (Attalea rostrata ?) on the first known gold coin (1825), to a marine green algae (Caulerpa prolifera ?) on a silver commemorative piece of 1974. Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) seeds we...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Carlos Ossenbach;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

    Charles Herbert Lankester (1879-1969) was without a doubt the most dominant figure of Central American orchidology during his time. Better known as ‘Don Carlos’, Lankester was born in Southampton, England, on June 14 1879. It was in London that he read an announcement o...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Carlos Ossenbach; Rudolf Jenny;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

    Jean-Théodore Descourtilz (1796-1855) was a well-known ornithologist who produced beautiful illustrated books on Brazilian birds. Less-known is an unpublished manuscript with water-colours of Brazilian orchids, which was adquired by the wealthy French Baron Delessert, w...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Carlos Ossenbach; Rudolf Jenny;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

    The third chapter of the series about Rudolf Schlechter’s South-American orchids presents concise biographical information about those botanists and orchid collectors who were connected to Schlechter and worked in north and northeastern Brazil, as well as in the three G...

  • Open Access Spanish; Castilian
    Authors: 
    José A. Vargas-Zamora; Jorge Gómez-Laurito;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

    The bank notes and coffe tokens of Costa Rica include illustrations of several species of plants. The leaf of the Acanthus sp. plant is used as an ornament in paper money from the mid XIX century to the end of the XX century. The most widely known botanical illustration...

  • Open Access Spanish; Castilian
    Authors: 
    Carlos O. Morales;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica
    Country: Costa Rica

    Se describe e ilustra el híbrido natural Trichopilia x ramonensis (T. marginata x T. suavis) de la región de San Ramón, Costa Rica. El nombre de este híbrido se usó por primera vez en 1992; sin embargo, hasta ahora no se ha publicado válidamente. The natural hybrid Tric...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Carlos Ossenbach; Rudolf Jenny;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

    The fifth chapter of the series about Rudolf Schlechter’s South-American orchids introduces us to those botanists and orchid collectors who travelled and worked in Ecuador and Peru and supplied Schlechter with many of the new orchid species he described. As in previous ...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Carlos Ossenbach;
    Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica

    John Henry Lance, a British barrister, spent a ten-year term in Surinam as Judge appointed to the ‘Mixed Court’ in Paramaribo, a post created to supervise the compliance of the Dutch authorities with a treaty signed between the Netherlands and England in 1818 prohibitin...