It has been ten months since the last issue of Icones Orchidacearum appeared, and thanks to the collaboration of numerous botanists and amateurs throughout the Neotropics, the editors can present another addition to The Genus Epidendrum, in this case, part 13.
Of the 56 species included, 40 are new to science. They correspond to Peru 18, Ecuador 17, Colombia 9, Martinique 2, Granada 1 and Haiti 1; some are found in several countries. A couple of other species have been recently described in scientific journals and are here illustrated. Appendix 1 contains corrections to earlier volumes of Icones Orchidacearum.