SUBGENUS Restrepioidia Luer 1986

Characterized by the well eveloped ramicaul with a central tubular sheath and a few basal ones below that blooms with a racemose inflorecence or reduced to a fascile of single flowers. The annulus may be obliteratedby the abscission layer. The lateral sepals are connate and the apices of the petals are long-acuminate and there is a pair of uncinate lobes arising from the basal part of the lip. The lip base is more or less adnate to the column foot and the short, stout column hasa hooded ventral anther and a thick pedestal-like foot.

  1. Pleurothallis fustifera Luer 1999 Peru

  2. Pleurothallis glossopogon Rchb.f. 1855 Venezuela and Colombia

  3. Pleurothallis hemirhoda Lindl. & Paxton 1852-3 Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  4. Pleurothallis hitchcockii Ames 1922 Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador and Peru

  5. Pleurothallis medinae Luer & J.J. Portilla 2000 Ecuador

  6. Pleurothallis sirene Rchb.f. 1855 Colombia, Venezuela

  7. Pleurothallis talpinarioides Garay & Dunst. 1976 Venezuela

  8. Pleurothallis tentaculata (Poepp. & Endl.) Lindl 1836 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

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