Prescottia microrhiza Barb.Rodr.

First published in Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 179 (1877)
This name is a synonym of Prescottia oligantha

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Macagnan, T.A., de Camargo Smidt, E. & Oliveira de Azevedo, C. (2011). A subtribo Cranichinae Lindl. (Orchidaceae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil. Revista Brasileira da Botánica 34: 447-461. [Cited as Prescottia oligantha.]
  • de Azevedo, C.O., van den Berg, C. & de Barros. F. (2014). A revision of Prescottia (Orchidaceae: Orchidoideae, Cranichideae). Phytotaxa 178: 233-286. [Cited as Prescottia oligantha.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Baptista, J.A.N., Bianchetti, L.B. & Pellizzaro, K.F. (2005). Orchidaceae da Reserva Ecológia do Guará, D.F., Brasil. Acta Botanica Brasilica 19: 221-232. [Cited as Prescottia microrhiza.]
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Prescottia microrhiza.]
  • Schinini, A. (2010). Orquídeas nativas del Paraguay. Rojasiana 9: 1-316. [Cited as Prescottia microrhiza.]

Other Data

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