SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Ancipitia Luer 1986

Characterized by the sharply laterally compressed, ancipitous ramicauls except in one species that is 4 angled, the cordate and sessile leaves and the long pedicellate single flowers produced in a fasscile at the base of the leaf without an annulus. The sepals are more or less membraneous with the laterals connate. The petals are thickened towards the apex and the lips are diversely modified, often into bizarre shapes resembling insect and animal horns and ears. The morphology of the some parts of the flowers is quite variable among the species but the ramicauls, leaves, peduncles, sepals and petals are quite consistently the same.

  1. Pleurothallis anceps Luer 1979 Colombia and Ecuador

  2. Pleurothallis anthrax Luer & R. Escobar 1981 Colombia and Venezuela

  3. Pleurothallis caprina Luer & R.Escobar 1981 Colombia

  4. Pleurothallis condorensis Luer & Hirtz 1989 Ecuador

  5. Pleurothallis crocodiliceps Rchb. f. 1855 Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

  6. Pleurothallis cypelligera Luer & Hirtz 2002 Ecuador

  7. Pleurothallis dunstervillei Foldats 1968 Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela

  8. Pleurothallis duplex Luer & R.Escobar 1983 Colombia

  9. Pleurothallis eumecocaulon Schltr.1923 Costa Rica and Panama

  10. Pleurothallis furcifera Luer 1976Peru

  11. Pleurothallis gratiosa Rchb. f. 1854 Venezuela

  12. Pleurothallis harpago Luer 1979 Panama

  13. Pleurothallis inornata Luer & Hirtz 1989 Ecuador

  14. Pleurothallis instar Luer 1977 Panama

  15. Pleurothallis jimii Luer 2004 Colombia

  16. Pleurothallis londonoi Luer 1996 Colombia

  17. Pleurothallis membracidoides Luer 1980 Colombia

  18. Pleurothallis niveoglobula Luer 1975 Ecuador

  19. Pleurothallis odobeniceps Luer 1989 Colombia

  20. Pleurothallis onagriceps Luer & Hirtz 1989 Ecuador

  21. Pleurothallis praecipua Luer 1980 Ecuador

  22. Pleurothallis solium Luer 1982 Ecuador

  23. Pleurothallis spathulipetala Luer 1996 Colombia

  24. Pleurothallis viduata Luer 1981 Ecuador

  25. Pleurothallis vorator Luer & R. Vásquez 1980 Ecuador and Bolivia

    SUBGENUS Ancipitia SECTION Tetragona Luer 1986

    Characterized by the 4 sided, compressed ramicaul

  26. Pleurothallis tetragona Luer & Escobar 1981 Colombia

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