Mapinguari (Orchidaceae)

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Accepted name by KEW: Maxillaria[edit]


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Maxillariinae
Genus: Mapinguari
Species: (5)
M. auyantepuiensis – M. desvauxianus – M. foldatsianus – M. longipetiolatus – M. neophyllus


Mapinguari Carnevali & R.B.Singer, Lankesteriana 7: 525 (2007)


  • Carnevali, G. & Singer, R.B. (2007) Lankesteriana: La Revista Cientifica .... 7(3): 525.
  • Blanco, M. A., Carnevali, G., Whitten, W.M., Singer, R.B., Koehler, S., Williams, N.H., Ojeda, I., Neubig, K.M. & Endara, L. (2007) Generic realignments in Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae), Lankesteriana 7 (3): 515–537.
  • Mirenda, T. (2009) Maxillaria: species are moved to new genera reflecting the results of DNA research, Orchids, 78 (2): 84-85.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two); page 166 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850713-0
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Mapinguari in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Feb. 6. Reference page
  • 2013. Mapinguari (Orchidaceae) in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 9.
  • 2013. Mapinguari. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Feb. 6.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2013. Mapinguari. Published online. Accessed Feb. 6 2013.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America 
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast.
    • Regional: Central America
      • Costa Rica, Panamá.
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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