SUBGENUS Psuedostelis [Schltr.] Luer 1998

Characterized by the caespitose to shortly repent habit with well developed ramicauls that are generally longer than the leaf and gives rise to an erect, terminal inflorescence arising from the base of a narrowly cuneate to sessile leaf. The flowers are basically similar and usually resupinate and the dorsal sepal is free and the lateral sepals are free from each other at least above the base. The small petasl are simple and entire. The lip is small, ovate to oblong and more or less concave. The base of the lip is truncate, shallowly concave at the end and attached to an abbreviated column foot. The semiterete column is generally short, wingless and edentate and the anther and stigma are apical to subapical in position.

  1. Pleurothallis bracteosa C.Schweinf. 1970 Peru

  2. Pleurothallis deregularis (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1978 Hoinduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Brazil

  3. Pleurothallis magdalenae Rchb.f. 1855 Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia

  4. Pleurothallis melanostele Luer & R.Vásquez 1981 Bolivia

  5. Pleurothallis rufobrunnea Lindl. 1859 Mexico

  6. Pleurothallis simplex Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 Costa Rica