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Vol. 7(12), pp. 4-11The McAllen International Orchid Society JournalDecember 2006

Four New Color Forms from the Southwestern United States

Paul Martin Brown

The following four color forms are based upon photographs and information brought to the author's attention. Because of the rarity of these plants and the fact that they are protected by state law and/or on protected state or federal properties no specimens were collected.

Dicromanthus cinnabarinus (La Llave & Lexarza) Garay forma aureus P. M. Brown forma nova

TYPE: U.S.A.: Texas, Brewster County, Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park, 18 September 2006.

Fig. 1. Dicromanthus cinnabarinus (La Llave & Lexarza) Garay forma aureus P. M. Brown forma nova, Photograph: J. S. Smith, 15 September, 2006.

(Holotype, photograph J.S. Smith, McAllen International Orchid Society Journal 7(12): 5. (Fig. 1)).

Forma floribus aureus conspeciebus diversa.

Differing from the type in having golden-yellow flowers.

Webmaster's Note: The remaining three new types described by this article can be found in the print version of the journal.

Literature Cited

Brown, P. M. 1999. Taxonomic Notes on Florida Orchids 2. North American Native Orchid Journal 5(2): 198.

________. 2001. Taxonomic Notes on Florida Orchids 9. North American Native Orchid Journal 7(1): 95-96.

________. 2004. New taxa from Florida. North American Native Orchid Journal 10: 23.

Catling, P. M. 2004. A Synopsis of the Genus Hexalectris in the United States and a New Variety of Hexalectris revoluta. The Native Orchid Conference Journal 1(2): 5-25.

Coleman, R. A. 2002. The Wild Orchids of Arizona and New Mexico. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. 248pp.

Copyright © 2006 Paul Martin Brown