|Genus:|| Thoracocarpus |
Thoracocarpus is a genus of plants first described as a genus in 1958. It contains only one known species, Thoracocarpus bissectus a hemiepiphytic vine. It is native to Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, and South America (Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador).
An epiphyte is an organism that grows on the surface of a plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water or from debris accumulating around it. Epiphytes take part in nutrient cycles and add to both the diversity and biomass of the ecosystem in which they occur like any other organism. They are an important source of food for many species. Typically, the older parts of a plant will have more epiphytes growing on them. Epiphytes differ from parasites in that epiphytes grow on other plants for physical support and do not necessarily negatively affect the host. An epiphytic organism that is not a plant is sometimes called an epibiont. Epiphytes are usually found in the temperate zone or in the tropics. Epiphyte species make good houseplants due to their minimal water and soil requirements. Epiphytes provide a rich and diverse habitat for other organisms including animals, fungi, bacteria, and myxomycetes.
A vine is any plant with a growth habit of trailing or scandent stems, lianas or runners. The word vine can also refer to such stems or runners themselves, for instance, when used in wicker work.
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.
Heliconia chartacea is a species of Heliconia native to tropical South America.
Caryocar is a genus of flowering plants, in the South American family Caryocaraceae described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1771. It is native primarily to South America with a few species extending into Central America and the West Indies.
Hypoxis decumbens is a plant species in the Hypoxidaceae, considered by some authors to be included within the Liliaceae or Amaryllidaceae. The species is widespread across South America, Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies.
Dalechampia dioscoreifolia is species of euphorb first described in 1841. It is native to Central America and northern and western South America.
Rhodospatha is a genus of plant in family Araceae. It is native to South America, Central America, and southern Mexico.
Cyclanthus bipartitus a species of plant in the family Cyclanthaceae, first described as a genus in 1824. It is native to southern Mexico, Central America, Trinidad, Windward Islands, northern South America.
Streptostachys is a genus of South American plants in the grass family.
Parodiolyra is a genus of Neotropical plants in the grass family.
Trizeuxis is a monotypic genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. The sole species is Trizeuxis falcata, native to the American Tropics.
Euterpe catinga is a palm species in the genus Euterpe. It is found in forests of a dry, sandy soil and very peculiar vegetation, known as catinga forests in northern South America.
Carex porrecta is a plant species known from Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. It is found in humid forests at elevations of 1,600–2,600 metres (5,200–8,500 ft).
Ischnosiphon is a genus of plants native to Central America, South America, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles. It was first described as a genus in 1859.
Bulbophyllum pinelianum, the rat-tail orchid, is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum. It is widespread across southern Mexico, the West Indies, Central America and northern South America. It is also reported from Florida but apparently now extinct in that state.
Ionopsis utricularioides is an epiphytic orchid native to the warmer parts of the Americas. It is reported from Florida, Mexico, Central America, much of the West Indies including the Cayman Islands, South America as far south as Paraguay, and the Galápagos.
Cornutia is a genus of plants in the Lamiaceae, first described in 1753. It is native to tropical parts of the Western Hemisphere: southern Mexico, Central America, West Indies, northern South America.
Excremis is a genus of herbs in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1829. There is only one known species, Excremis coarctata, native to South America.
Evodianthus is a genus of plants first described as a genus in 1857. It contains only one known species, Evodianthus funifer, native to Trinidad & Tobago, Central America and northern South America.
Odontadenia is a genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1841. It is native to southern Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies.
Macroscepis is a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1819. It is native to Latin America and the West Indies.
Diploon is a genus of plant in the family Sapotaceae described as a genus in 1946.
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