Navigation Links
2 new species of orchid found in Cuba
Date:12/27/2012

Researchers from the University of Vigo, in collaboration with the Environmental Services Unit at the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park (Cuba), have discovered two new species of Caribbean orchid.

The Caribbean islands have been natural laboratories and a source of inspiration for biologists for over two centuries now. Suffice to say that the studies by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in the tropical archipelagos contributed to the emergence of the theory of evolution.

In this case, a Spanish research team from the University of Vigo has discovered two new species belonging to the orchid family (Orchidaceae: Laeliinae) in Cuba. They have been called Tetramicra riparia and Encyclia navarroi. The two plants were found in the eastern and western zones of the island respectively.

"The first species described, Encyclia navarroi, is an orchid with considerably large flowers. A year later we discovered the Tetramicra riparia species, with very small flowers. The latter is so named because it grows on the banks of stony streams in the mountains of Baracoa, one of the rainiest and least explored areas in Cuba", as ngel Vale explained to SINC. Vale is a researcher at the University of Vigo and co-author of the studies published by the journals Systematic Botany and Annales Botanici Fennici.

Darwin was very much drawn to the orchid family, and used it to propose certain hypotheses about the importance of the relations between flowers and pollinators for biodiversity. Between 25,000 and 30,000 species of these plants are estimated to exist. However, the mechanisms that explain this amazing variety are only now being discovered.

"We could highlight their extraordinary capacity to interact with different types of pollinators. Contrary to most plants, many orchids do not produce nectar or other substances to compensate insects and birds that visit them", explained the researc
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Discovery of Africa moth species important for agriculture, controlling invasive plants
2. Plumes across the Pacific deliver thousands of microbial species to West Coast
3. Boreal bird species of conservation concern affected by climate change
4. 3 new species of venomous primate identified by MU researcher
5. Discovered! The new species of Borneos enigmatic primate with a toxic bite
6. Galapagos tortoises are a migrating species
7. Three new arthropod species have been found in the Maestrazgo Caves in Teruel
8. American University biologist discovers new crab species
9. At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed
10. New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white
11. Researchers to study impacts of pollutant nitrogen on plant species diversity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
2 new species of orchid found in Cuba
(Date:7/22/2014)... feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt ... to a University of Colorado Boulder study. , Working ... provide stress-reducing benefits for youth, according to a paper ... The study is one of the first of its ... to green settings and stress. , "Many schools already ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Conn. , July 22, 2014 ... the growing m-commerce market, announces its next generation smart ... 30-minute consumer oriented television show that airs on ... NewsWatch regularly features top technology ... July 31st on the History Channel (6:00-6:30am ET/PT) ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory ... holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, ... open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, indicates ... disease can be transmitted through the air. , MERS, ... has been identified in 699 people as of June ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study 2Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study 3NXT-ID's Next Generation Wocket Smart Wallet to be Featured on NewsWatch, Airing on History Channel, FYI Network and ION Network 2NXT-ID's Next Generation Wocket Smart Wallet to be Featured on NewsWatch, Airing on History Channel, FYI Network and ION Network 3Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus detected in the air of a Saudi Arabian camel barn 2
... between tiny single-celled algae and highly specialized bacteria. Their ... the oceans by taking nitrogen from the atmosphere and ... use. Details of the symbiosis, published in ... from the investigation of a mysterious nitrogen-fixing microbe with ...
... Just as women are advised to get plenty of folic ... new research suggests another very similar nutrient may one day ... Consuming greater amounts of choline ... may lower an infant,s vulnerability to stress-related illnesses, such as ...
... Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research ... the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in ... meant to promote the entry of underrepresented minority students, ... science community and to encourage the participation of young ...
Cached Biology News:Unusual symbiosis discovered in marine microorganisms 2Unusual symbiosis discovered in marine microorganisms 3Unusual symbiosis discovered in marine microorganisms 4Nutrient in eggs and meat may influence gene expression from infancy to adulthood 2Nutrient in eggs and meat may influence gene expression from infancy to adulthood 3
(Date:7/22/2014)... the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ... a new design for an atomic clock that ... a microcomb. , The microcomb clock, featured on ... new journal Optica ,* is the first ... its accurate conversion of optical frequencies to lower ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... --  BioTE Medical , a leading provider of ... today announced the addition of Dr. Neal ... is joining the BioTE Medical Advisory Board as ... was residency trained in Family Medicine and Emergency ... emergency physician still practicing at a large metropolitan ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 Automated cell culture systems are ... cell culture. They allow production of optimum cells at ... in drug discovery and industries and biopharmaceutical companies. Cell ... iPSC research, cryobanking, cell-based assays, and cellular expression systems ... Analysts forecast the Global Cell Culture market ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Two ... Center’s Board of Directors at its annual Shareholders Meeting ... Chief Information Officer of The PFM Group, and Stephen ... Science Center also announced the election of Michael A. ... Board Vice Chair and Richard P. Jaffe, Esq., of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:'Comb on a chip' powers new NIST/Caltech atomic clock design 2Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 2Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 3Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 2Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 3Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 4Two New Members Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors 2Two New Members Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors 3
... (NYSE: DGX ), the leading provider of diagnostic ... shareholders,on Friday, May 16th at 10:30 am ET., ... Relations,section of the company Web site at http://www.questdiagnostics.com/investor ... broadcast, a replay will be available on,the Web site ...
... study supports the potential for QLT,s drug elution technology ... reduce and ... QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX:,QLT) announced today results from ... QLT Plug Delivery, Inc., of its punctal plug,drug delivery ...
... 12 Amylin Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) will ... May 14, 2008 at 3:05 p.m. CT / 1:05 ... Finance and Chief Financial Officer of,Amylin Pharmaceuticals, will be ... breakout session will be webcast, and a,recording will be ...
Cached Biology Technology:QLT reports initial proof of concept data for punctal plug delivery technology 2QLT reports initial proof of concept data for punctal plug delivery technology 3QLT reports initial proof of concept data for punctal plug delivery technology 4
... Many differences exist between the various commercial ... glass slide used, the length and GC ... and the manufacturing protocol employed all influence ... analysis. With all the different variables ...
... The ICS-1500 system provides excellent ... dual-piston pumping, electrolytic suppression, and column ... instrument offers outstanding sensitivity and stability. ... quieter baselines for trace-level work. Operate ...
... Automatic grid, subgrid and spot finding overcome tedious ... template assignment , ... Extensive background and signal options to optimize, ... results , Characterize more precisely through ...
... UNIchip AV-400 contains 400 unique ... nitrocellulose-coated glass slide. The proteins, a ... are arrayed in quadruplicate for high-quality ... specific chip layout guarantee high validity ...
Biology Products: