SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986

Characterized by the caespitose to rarely repent habit with well developed ramicauls that are mostly longer than the sessile to petiolate base leaf. It blooms with a single to racemose, terminal, generally pendant inflorescence arising from the base of the sessile leaf or laterally from a short distance below the abscission layer. The flowers are non-resupinate and are basically similar with a free dorsal sepal and the laterals are connate to form a concave to cucullate synsepal. The petals are oblong to ovate, more or less thickened, and are entire and denticulate. The three lobed lip has basal lobes that flank or encircle the column and have a pair of calli on the disc. The glenion is not usually developed. The base of the lip is attached to a thickened, abbreviated column foot and the semiterete column is generally short and carries an apical to sub-apical anther and stigma.

  1. Pleurothallis archidonae Lindl. 1859 Ecuador

  2. Pleurothallis archidonopsis Luer & Hirtz 1999 Ecuador

  3. Pleurothallis bicornis Lindl. 1859 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

  4. Pleurothallis cachabensis Luer & Hirtz 1988 Ecuador

  5. Pleurothallis cajamarcae Schltr. 1921 Peru

  6. Pleurothallis calvariola Luer & R.Escobar 1981 Colombia and Ecuador

  7. Pleurothallis capitonis Luer & R.Escobar 1996 Colombia and Ecuador

  8. Pleurothallis chuscalica Luer 1999 Colombia

  9. Pleurothallis colossus Kraenzl. ex Kerch. 1894 Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador

  10. Pleurothallis cornualis Luer 1976 Colombia and Ecuador

  11. Pleurothallis cotyligera Luer & R. Escobar 1996 Colombia

  12. Pleurothallis crescentilabia Ames 1923 Costa Rica and Panama

  13. Pleurothallis dorrii Luer 1997 Venezuela

  14. Pleurothallis elvirana Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1993 Venezuela

  15. Pleurothallis hartwegii Lindley 1842 Colombia and Ecuador

  16. Pleurothallis hemisphaerica Luer & R.Escobar 1981 Colombia

  17. Pleurothallis henniae Luer & Dalström 1996 Ecuador

    Pleurothallis imber-florum Luer & R.Escobar 1984 Colombia

  18. Pleurothallis inflata Rolfe 1894 Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador

  19. Pleurothallis jaculifera Luer & R.Escobar 1998 Colombia

  20. Pleurothallis lamellaris Lindl. 1859 Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  21. Pleurothallis lindenii Lindl. 1843 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

  22. Pleurothallis magnifica Luer & R.Escobar 1984 Colombia

  23. Pleurothallis megalotis Luer & Hirtz 1988 Ecuador

  24. Pleurothallis mundula Luer & R.Escobar 1983 Colombia

  25. Pleurothallis nutans Schltr. 1924 Colombia

  26. Pleurothallis orthostachys Luer & R.Escobar 1984 Colombia and Ecuador

  27. Pleurothallis phratria Luer & Hirtz 1996 Colombia and Ecuador

  28. Pleurothallis pulcherrima Luer 1999 Ecuador

  29. Pleurothallis serpens Luer & R.Escobar 1983 Colombia

  30. Pleurothallis steyermarkii C.Schweinf. 1951 Venezuela

  31. Pleurothallis strobilifera F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 Colombia and Venezuela

  32. Pleurothallis subreniformis Schltr.1921 Ecuador

  33. Pleurothallis tiarata Luer & Hirtz 2004 Ecuador

  34. Pleurothallis torrana Luer 1996 Colombia

  35. Pleurothallis uvifera Luer & R.Escobar 1983 Colombia

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