Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Two new citations of Orchidaceae for Togo flora: Microcoelia macrorhynchia (Schltr.) Summerh. & Tridactyle filifolia (Schltr.) Schltr.
Author(s): Komlan E Sodjinou, Raoufou A Radji, Marie-Luce A Quashie, Kossi Adjonou, Yao A Woegan, Kouami Kokou
Abstract: The floristic inventory carried out in the southernmost part of the Monts Togo over the last two years (2016-2018) has made it possible to identify two new species for the Togolese flora. Microcoelia macrorhynchia (Schltr.) Summerh. and Tridactyle filifolia (Schltr.) Schltr., thus increasing diversity to four for the genus Tridactyle and two for the genus Microcoelia. These two epiphytic species have been discovered on the Danyi uplands and in the Litimé plain in ecological zone IV, one of Togo's most threatened biodiversity hotspots. These two new citations bring the national diversity of Orchidaceae to 92 species.