SUBGENUS Talpinaria [Karst] Luer 1986

Characterized by the well developed ramicaul with a central tubular sheath and a few basal sheaths, a petiolate leaf, a fascile of single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and has an indistinct annulus. The lateral sepals are connate, the petals are elongate and acute, and the lip is variously lobed. The column is elongated and lightly winged with a ventral anther and the lip is hinged to the column foot.

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

  2. Pleurothallis punctulata Rolfe 1888 Colombia and Venezuela

  3. Pleurothallis ringens C.Schweinf. 1942 Peru

  4. Pleurothallis sandemanii Luer 1996 Colombia

  5. Pleurothallis talpinaria [Karst.]Rchb. f. 1886 Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador

  6. Pleurothallis talpinarioides Garay & Dunst. 1976 Venezuela