Specklinia lugduno-batavae from the Caribbean lowlands of Nicaragua and Costa Rica is formally described and illustrated. The new species belongs to the Specklinia digitalis group and can be recognised by the creeping habit, purple spotted abaxial surface of the leaf and the almost immaculate whitish cream flowers, which are produced in succession on a very short, flexuous inflorescence. The name honours Leiden University and the Hortus botanicus Leiden. The novelty is compared with its closest relatives, Specklinia digitalis, S. pisinna and S. succulenta.

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Specklinia digitalis, Specklinia lugduno-batavae, Specklinia pisinna, Specklinia succulenta
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Karremans, A.P, Bogarín, D, & Gravendeel, B. (2015). Specklinia lugduno-batavae (Pleurothallidinae: Orchidaceae), a new species in the S. digitalis group. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 59(3), 180–184.