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Lankesterella gnomus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
Subtribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Lankesterella

Cladobium Schltr., illegitimate name

Lankesterella is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is found mostly in South America, with a few species extending north into Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.[1]


Species currently recognized as of June 2014:

  1. Lankesterella alainii Nir - Cuba, Dominican Republic
  2. Lankesterella caespitosa (Lindl.) Hoehne - Venezuela, Brazil
  3. Lankesterella ceracifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Mansf. - Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
  4. Lankesterella glandula Ackerman - Dominican Republic
  5. Lankesterella gnomus (Kraenzl.) Hoehne - Brazil
  6. Lankesterella longicollis (Cogn.) Hoehne - Brazil
  7. Lankesterella orthantha (Kraenzl.) Garay - Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  8. Lankesterella parvula (Kraenzl.) Pabst - Rio de Janeiro
  9. Lankesterella pilosa (Cogn.) Hoehne - Rio de Janeiro
  10. Lankesterella salehi Pabst - Brazil
  11. Lankesterella spannageliana (Hoehne & Brade) Mansf. - Rio de Janeiro

See also[edit]


  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3. 217 ff. Oxford Univ. Press
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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