SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

Characterized by the one to many racemose inflorecence arise laterally through a usually conspicuous, foliaceous spathe in association with an distinct annulus. The often pubescent within, connate to semiconnate lateral sepals and the membraneous, short, entire, obtuse to rounded petalssurround the lip which can be 1 two to three lobed and often has a pair of calli somewhere near the middleor on a transverse bar, but sometimes this feature is obscure. The column is short with an exposed apical to subapical anther and stigma. The thick shortbase of the column is more or less bulbous amd articulates witht eh cavity at the base of the lip similar to the "Ball & Socket" articulation in the genus Barbosella. This feature occasionally has the joint more or less adnate and immobile and it can be merely bradly hinged to the column foot.

  1. Pleurothallis aligera Luer & R.Vásquez 1997 publ. 1998 Bolivia

  2. Pleurothallis aloisii Schltr. 1921 Ecuador

  3. Pleurothallis apposita Luer 1998 Ecuador

  4. Pleurothallis atwoodii Luer 1996 Costa Rica

  5. Pleurothallis avirostris Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  6. Pleurothallis batillacea Luer 1976 Colombia and Ecuador

  7. Pleurothallis bucaramangae Luer & R.Escobar 1996 Colombia

  8. Pleurothallis cassidis Lindl. 1845 Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

  9. Pleurothallis cauliflora Lindl. 1837 Ecuador

  10. Pleurothallis choerorhyncha Luer 1996 Colombia

  11. Pleurothallis cosangae Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  12. Pleurothallis croatii Luer 1998 Panama

  13. Pleurothallis cuatrecasasii Luer 1996 Colombia

  14. Pleurothallis cyathiflora C.Schweinf. 1951 Peru and Bolivia

  15. Pleurothallis domingensis Cogn. 1909 Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Leewards and Jamaica

  16. Pleurothallis deuterovasquezii [Luer] in ed. Bolivia

  17. Pleurothallis erectiflora Luer & Hirtz 2004 Ecuador

  18. Pleurothallis expansa Lindl. 1859 Colombia and Ecuador

  19. Pleurothallis floribunda Poepp. & Endl. 1836 Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela

  20. Pleurothallis fonsflorum Lindl. 1859 Ecuador

  21. Pleurothallis galeata Lindl. 1845 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia?

  22. Pleurothallis galerasensis Luer 1998 Colombia

  23. Pleurothallis gigas Luer & R.Escobar 1996 Colombia

  24. Pleurothallis infundibulosa Luer 1996 Colombia

  25. Pleurothallis jamiesonii Lindl. 1835 Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

  26. Pleurothallis jurisdixii Luer & R.Escobar 1996 Colombia

  27. Pleurothallis laevigata Lindl. 1845 Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

  28. Pleurothallis laevis Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  29. Pleurothallis laminata Luer 1998 Ecuador

  30. Pleurothallis lehmanniana Schltr. 1920 Colombia and Ecuador

  31. Pleurothallis ligulata Lindl. 1859 Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  32. Pleurothallis mandonii Rchb.f. 1878 Ecuador and Bolivia

  33. Pleurothallis maxima Luer 1976 Ecuador and Colombia

  34. Pleurothallis molleturoi Luer & Dodson 1998 Ecuador

  35. Pleurothallis moritzii Rchb.f. 1850 Guyana, Venezuela and Ecuador

  36. Pleurothallis nivalis Luer 1976 Ecuador

  37. Pleurothallis orectopus Luer 1977 Ecuador

  38. Pleurothallis pachypus (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Garay 1956 Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  39. Pleurothallis patateensis Luer 1998 Ecuador

  40. Pleurothallis pellucida Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  41. Pleurothallis pennelliana Luer 1998 Colombia

  42. Pleurothallis pilifera Lindl. 1859 Ecuador

  43. Pleurothallis popayanensis F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 Colombia

  44. Pleurothallis possoae Luer 2000 Colombia

  45. Pleurothallis praealta Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  46. Pleurothallis prolificans Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  47. Pleurothallis pulchella (Kunth) Lindl. 1830 Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru

  48. Pleurothallis retusiloba C.Schweinf. 1951 Cusco Peru

  49. Pleurothallis rhodotantha Rchb.f. 1850 Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia

  50. Pleurothallis rictoria Rchb.f. 1876 Colombia

  51. Pleurothallis roseopunctata Lindl. 1846 Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador

  52. Pleurothallis salpingantha Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  53. Pleurothallis scansor Luer 1981 Colombia Ecuador

  54. Pleurothallis simplicilabia C.Schweinf. 1943 Venezuela

  55. Pleurothallis siphonantha Luer 1998 Peru

  56. Pleurothallis spathosa Luer & R.Escobar 1996 Colombia

  57. Pleurothallis stelidiopsis Luer 1981 Ecuador

  58. Pleurothallis suinii (Luer) comb. novo. Pfahl 2013 Ecuador

  59. Pleurothallis taxis Luer 1979 Ecuador

  60. Pleurothallis tunguraguae F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  61. Pleurothallis vargasii C.Schweinf. 1942 Peru & Bolivia

  62. Pleurothallis vegrandis Luer & Dodson 1998 Ecuador

  63. Pleurothallis velaticaulis Rchb.f. 1850 Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru

  64. Pleurothallis verbiformis Luer 1978 Ecuador and Peru

  65. Pleurothallis virgata Luer 1998 Peru

  66. Pleurothallis weddelliana Rchb.f. 1878 Bolivia

  67. Pleurothallis xiphizusa (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Rchb.f. 1861 Ecuador and Peru

  68. Pleurothallis zunagensis Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------