Pleurothallis subgenus Kraenzlinella (Kuntze) Luer 1986

Characterized by the stout ramicaul that is shorter than the leaf and blooms from the apex of the ramicaul at the base of the leaf with a racemose inflorescence without an annulus. The ovaries are spiculate, echinate or with scale -like appendages. The large, fleshy flowers have free sepals and in all species but one the petals bear basal auricles, the lip is variable and the elongate column is more or less clavate with the ventral anther hooded and has a short thick column foot with the end of the ovary.

  1. Pleurothallis anfracta Luer 1994 Colombia

  2. Pleurothallis echinocarpa C.Schweinf. 1942

  3. Pleurothallis erinacea Rchb. f. 1855 Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Surinam, Venzuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  4. Pleurothallis gigantea Lindl. 1859 Peru

  5. Pleurothallis hintonii L.O.Williams 1940 Mexico

  6. Pleurothallis lappago Luer 1980 Ecuador

  7. Pleurothallis laxa (Sw.) Lindl. 1830 Jamaica

  8. Pleurothallis otopetalum Schltr.1912 Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

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  9. Pleurothallis phrynoglossa Luer & Hirtz 1998 Ecuador

  10. Pleurothallis shuarii Luer 1982 Ecuador

  11. Pleurothallis sigmoidea Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 Costa Rica

  12. Pleurothallis smaragdina Luer 1975 Ecuador

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