Pleurothallis R.Br.

First published in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 5: 211 (1813)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2017 Dalström, S.; Årnby, L. [1420] Ecuador K000501831 Isotype Yes
Aug 1, 2017 Dalström, S.; Årnby, L. [1420] Ecuador K000501832 Type Yes
Jun 1, 2009 Sasaki, D. [2173] Brazil K000501692 Yes
Mar 1, 2009 Clarke, H.D., et al. [12030] Guyana K000718124 Yes
Mar 1, 2009 Clarke, H.D., et al. [11875] Guyana K000718126 Yes
Mar 1, 2009 Redden, K.M., et al. [2392] Guyana K000718155 Yes
Oct 3, 2006 K:SPC-74461.000 No
Mar 1, 2006 Mason, L.M. [1967] Peru K:SPC-29210.000 No
Nov 14, 2002 Ecuador K:SPC-62626.000 No
Nov 14, 2002 Ecuador K:SPC-62630.000 No
Nov 14, 2002 Ecuador K:SPC-62624.000 No
Jul 1, 1997 Costa Rica K000584133 Type Yes
Dec 1, 1992 Ingram, S.; Ferrell, K. [639] Costa Rica K000628133 Yes
Nov 1, 1992 Laudeman [5872] Colombia K001456117 Yes
Nov 1, 1992 Laudeman [5872] Colombia K000584288 Holotype Yes
Oct 1, 1992 Tracey, I.A. [400] Colombia K000628141 Yes
Aug 1, 1992 Brieger, F.G. [9289] Peru K000628134 Yes
Aug 1, 1992 Matthews [s.n.] Peru K000628137 Yes
Aug 1, 1992 Klug, G. [3623] Peru K000628140 Yes
Jan 1, 1991 Ferreira, C.A.C.; Thomas, W.W.; Pirani, J.; Oliveira, J.G.; Ackerly, D.; Lima, R.P.; Coelho, J.A. [6223] Brazil K000940399 Yes
Jan 1, 1989 Lugo-Sanchez, H. [722] Ecuador K000628135 Yes
Jan 1, 1989 Lugo-Sanchez, H. [587] Ecuador K000628136 Yes
Feb 23, 1987 Pipoly, J.J. [10561] Guyana K000718125 Yes
Feb 4, 1975 Magalhaes, G.M. [s.n.] Brazil K000293419 Type Yes
Lehmann, F.C. [6506] Ecuador K000584168 Unknown Type Material Yes
Taylor, P. [145] Ecuador K:SPC-41676.000 No
Taylor, P. [16359] Ecuador K:SPC-41552.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84154] Costa Rica K:SPC-75526.000 No
K:SPC-24141.000 No
K:SPC-18682.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [5539] Ecuador K:SPC-30940.000 No
Hartweg [1406] K:SPC-73561.000 Type No
Mexico K:SPC-57028.000 No
Wright, C. [3348] Cuba K000584073 Holotype Yes
Taylor, P. [16292] Ecuador K:SPC-41591.000 No
Taylor, P. [16350] Ecuador K:SPC-41545.000 No
Ecuador K:SPC-62060.000 No
Leppard, M. [1012] Brazil K:SPC-34322.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-21158.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-60950.000 No
Fleming, V. [VF 84] Ecuador K:SPC-61877.000 No
K:SPC-05771.000 No
Mason, L.M. Peru K:SPC-37399.000 No
K:SPC-18694.000 No
K:SPC-07734.000 No
K:SPC-20525.000 No
Chase, M.W. [83046] K:SPC-76352.000 No
Chase [16967] K:SPC-72038.000 No
K:SPC-27140.000 No
K:SPC-21408.000 No
Taylor, P. [16355] Ecuador K:SPC-41549.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-77548.000 No
Taylor, P. [13204] Panama K:SPC-41600.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-61581.000 Holotype No
Handro Brazil K:SPC-61600.000 No
K:SPC-09620.000 No
Peru K:SPC-06078.000 No
Dressler, R.L. [106] Panama K:SPC-38306.000 No
K:SPC-21153.000 No
K:SPC-19660.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-06084.000 No
K:SPC-18705.000 No
Taylor, P. [16266] Ecuador K:SPC-41560.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-00546.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2370] Paraguay K:SPC-32408.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-23947.000 No
K000584069 Type Yes
Ecuador K:SPC-56942.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [5551] Ecuador K:SPC-30973.000 No
F C L K:SPC-61193.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-06082.000 No
K:SPC-09597.000 No
Taylor, P. [13259] Ecuador K:SPC-41670.000 No
K:SPC-24987.000 No
K:SPC-09633.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-06073.000 No
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [145] Venezuela K:SPC-34254.000 No
Taylor, P. [16276] Ecuador K:SPC-41569.000 No
Venezuela K:SPC-21152.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [81017] Costa Rica K:SPC-75105.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2090] Costa Rica K:SPC-07303.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000674231 Type Yes
Dungs, F. [13] Brazil K:SPC-29869.000 No
K:SPC-18706.000 No
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [708] K:SPC-29460.000 No
Colombia K:SPC-30152.000 No
Lankester, C.H. Costa Rica K000463179 Unknown Type Material No
K:SPC-06081.000 No
Fleming, V. [VF 169] Ecuador K:SPC-61872.000 No
Jamaica K000079806 Unknown Type Material Yes
Handro Brazil K:SPC-61579.000 No
Warzewitz [s.n.] K000584203 Unknown Type Material Yes
Peru K:SPC-27195.000 No
Trinidad and Tobago K:SPC-25531.000 No
K:SPC-20522.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-27111.000 No
Taylor, P. [67 (84)] Panama K:SPC-37933.000 No
Brazil K000584070 Type Yes
Mason, L.M. [1840] Peru K:SPC-28991.000 No
Boer, J.G.W. [1464] Suriname K000395958 Yes
Loddiges [s.n.] Jamaica K000079821 Holotype Yes
Dusén, P. [17203] Brazil K000940384 Yes
Glaziou [14325] Brazil K000940397 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000079807 Unknown Type Material Yes
Luer, C.; Luer, J., Vasquez, R. [5210] Bolivia K000584170 Unknown Type Material Yes
Peru K:SPC-28139.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-09605.000 No
Panama K:SPC-59433.000 No
K:SPC-19636.000 No
Peru K:SPC-27742.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-05769.000 No
Mason, L.M. [1914] Guyana K:SPC-29219.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2242] Costa Rica K:SPC-31795.000 No
Luer, C.; Luer, J., Dodson, C.H. [12552] Colombia K000584148 Neotype Yes
Dusèn, P.; Lauge, R. [8531] Brazil K000584215 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mason, L.M. [1707] Peru K:SPC-28293.000 No
Taylor, P. [31] Panama K:SPC-41675.000 No
K:SPC-24618.000 No
Owens, R.J.; Kaffee, K.A. Venezuela K:SPC-38762.000 No
Nic Lughadha, E.; Queiroz, R.F. [H51069] Brazil K:SPC-57924.000 No
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [132] Venezuela K:SPC-34251.000 No
Taylor, P. [16275] Ecuador K:SPC-41568.000 No
Taylor, P. [16325] Ecuador K:SPC-41532.000 No
Wilson, W.W. K:SPC-06894.000 No
K:SPC-24143.000 No
Smith, H.H. [2554] K:SPC-59483.000 Type No
Mexico K:SPC-18709.000 No
K:SPC-22719.000 No
Lehmann, F.C. [3176] Colombia K:SPC-57039.000 No
Taylor, P. [16269] Ecuador K:SPC-41575.000 No
K:SPC-21378.000 No
K:SPC-20527.000 No
Burchell [1060-2] Brazil K000847384 Yes
K:SPC-18710.000 No
Dayton, N.M.; Goercke, B. [2041] Ecuador K:SPC-57207.000 No
K:SPC-19657.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-61594.000 No
K:SPC-20471.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000940390 Yes
Burchell [3602] Brazil K000847377 Yes
Ecuador K:SPC-64001.000 No
K:SPC-18708.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-24145.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84109] Costa Rica K:SPC-76304.000 No
Chase, M.W. [82158] Mexico K:SPC-76338.000 No
K:SPC-23929.000 No
Taylor, P. [16274] Ecuador K:SPC-41570.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [81013] Costa Rica K:SPC-75104.000 No
K:SPC-20473.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-06072.000 No
K:SPC-53686.000 No
K:SPC-43948.000 No
Taylor, P. [16296] Ecuador K:SPC-41587.000 No
Taylor, P. [16280] Ecuador K:SPC-41580.000 No
Taylor, P. [16289] Ecuador K:SPC-41593.000 No
Peru K:SPC-27743.000 No
Taylor, P. [84] Panama K:SPC-37931.000 No
Costa Rica K000364833 Yes
Burchell [1933] Brazil K000847376 Yes
Linden [634] Venezuela K000334396 Holotype No
[SK194] Ecuador K:SPC-31951.000 No
Wright, C. [648] Cuba K000079808 Unknown Type Material Yes
Burchell [1888] Brazil K000847383 Yes
Peru K:SPC-06074.000 No
Burchell [1105-16] Brazil K000847379 Yes
Taylor, P. [16363] Ecuador K:SPC-41554.000 No
K:SPC-24142.000 No
Burchell [2027] Brazil K000847382 Yes
Maas [1791] K:SPC-61205.000 No
K:SPC-20472.000 No
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [1212] Venezuela K:SPC-41819.000 No
Lankester, C.H. [s.n.] K:SPC-73235.000 No
Venezuela K:SPC-28544.000 No
Taylor, P. [16305] Ecuador K:SPC-41563.000 No
Ecuador K:SPC-25593.000 No
Luer, C.; Luer, J.; Vasquez, R.; Lara, R. [5042] Bolivia K000628139 Yes
[3] Colombia K:SPC-29849.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [85013] Costa Rica K:SPC-75927.000 No
Philcox, D. [6209] Guyana K:SPC-37401.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-24688.000 No
Chase [17848] K:SPC-72166.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [81040] K:SPC-75557.000 No
Burchell [s.n.] Brazil K000847378 Yes
Stannard, B.; Ganev, W.; Queiroz, R.F. [H51562] Brazil K:SPC-73105.000 No
Venezuela K:SPC-61148.000 No
K:SPC-21156.000 No
Leppard, M.J. Peru K:SPC-37492.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-26023.000 No
Holm-Nielsen, L.B. [18444] Ecuador K000395690 Yes
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [116] Venezuela K:SPC-34876.000 No
Young, E. [34] Ecuador K:SPC-46201.000 No
K:SPC-00545.000 No
K:SPC-00544.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-27196.000 No
Warren, R. Brazil K:SPC-60774.000 No
Taylor, P. [13227] Panama K:SPC-41619.000 No
K:SPC-19775.000 No
Nic Lughadha, E.; Queiroz, R.F. [H51010] Brazil K:SPC-73111.000 No
Taylor, P. [16329] Ecuador K:SPC-41543.000 No
Harley, R.; Stow, R. [188] Brazil K:SPC-39686.000 No
Hodgson, I.G. [297] Ecuador K:SPC-46135.000 No
Owens, R. [50] Venezuela K:SPC-38774.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-21402.000 No
K:SPC-23011.000 No
Peru K:SPC-27983.000 No
Venezuela K:SPC-03015.000 No
K:SPC-42333.000 No
Wright [1503] K:SPC-61191.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-56970.000 No
El Salvador K:SPC-26016.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-03021.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84533] Costa Rica K:SPC-75601.000 No
Fendler, A. [1463] Venezuela K000079823 Unknown Type Material Yes
Argentina K:SPC-40483.000 No
Venezuela K000364834 Yes
Burchell [1105-12] Brazil K000847381 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000940394 Yes
Venezuela K:SPC-37925.000 No
Gauntlett, N.R. K:SPC-19640.000 No
[4308] Ecuador K:SPC-62346.000 No
Taylor, P. [13202] Panama K:SPC-41602.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-51060.000 No
K:SPC-20526.000 No
Dusén, P. [16327] Brazil K000940387 Yes
Owens, R.J.; Kaffee, K.A. Venezuela K:SPC-38766.000 No
Taylor, P. [16389] Ecuador K:SPC-41647.000 No
K:SPC-24144.000 No
K:SPC-09632.000 No
Lehmann, F.C. [8199] Colombia K:SPC-57049.000 No
K:SPC-18707.000 No
Taylor, P. [16277] Ecuador K:SPC-41577.000 No
Venezuela K:SPC-26060.000 No
K:SPC-21151.000 No
Dunsterville, G.C.K. [146] Venezuela K:SPC-34875.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Mexico K:SPC-78065.000 No
Shuttleworth [3] Brazil K000940393 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-21400.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [82129] Mexico K:SPC-75827.000 No
K:SPC-03023.000 No
Peru K:SPC-27519.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [5173] Ecuador K:SPC-29501.000 No
Mason, L.M. [1827] Peru K:SPC-28674.000 No
Miers, J. [s.n.] Brazil K000940391 Yes
Mason, L.M. [2104] Costa Rica K:SPC-30546.000 No
K:SPC-61868.000 No
K:SPC-21154.000 No
Zappi, D; Costa, C.B.; Aone, L.; Bellinello, R. [432] Brazil K000501663 No
Venezuela K:SPC-54778.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-23034.000 No
Bolivia K:SPC-46177.000 No
K:SPC-06077.000 No
Fendler, A [1459] Venezuela K000079805 Unknown Type Material Yes
Argentina K:SPC-40482.000 No
Storr, R.; Harley, R. [189] Brazil K:SPC-39133.000 No
K:SPC-61854.000 No
Taylor, P. [16344] Ecuador K:SPC-41537.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-19635.000 No
Dungs, F. Brazil K:SPC-36093.000 No
K:SPC-19776.000 No
Dusèn, P.; Lauge, R. [8531] Brazil K000584214 Type Yes
Costa, J.; Melo, E.; Ferreira, M.C.; Pereira, A. [PCD 1775] Brazil K000847385 Yes
London, S.E. [s.n.] Brazil K000940392 Yes
Guyana K:SPC-27236.000 No
Harley, R.M. [11797] Brazil K:SPC-34803.000 No
Glaziou [17248] Brazil K000940385 Yes
Manning [970319] Brazil K:SPC-61345.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2161] Costa Rica K:SPC-31546.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2166] Costa Rica K:SPC-31461.000 No
K:SPC-09609.000 No
F C L [7134] K:SPC-61204.000 No
Taylor, P. [13233] Panama K:SPC-41631.000 No
Taylor, P. [35] Panama K:SPC-37897.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-23938.000 No
Venezuela K000584068 Type Yes
Taylor, P. [16349] Ecuador K:SPC-41544.000 No
Menzies, D. Brazil K:SPC-55412.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-42212.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84718] Venezuela K:SPC-75494.000 No
Colombia K:SPC-42626.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [85016] Costa Rica K:SPC-76277.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-01837.000 No
s.coll. [1405] Colombia K000674224 Type Yes
Mason, L.M. [1678] Peru K:SPC-28183.000 No
Leppard, M.J. [420] Brazil K:SPC-34994.000 No
K:SPC-20524.000 No
Kear, R.W. [K64] Brazil K000940401 Yes
Lancaster [2] Costa Rica K:SPC-37574.000 No
K:SPC-21157.000 No
K:SPC-21385.000 No
Taylor, P. [16366] Ecuador K:SPC-41556.000 No
K:SPC-31035.000 No
K:SPC-20470.000 No
Adams, B.R. [292] Belize K:SPC-46720.000 No
K:SPC-18703.000 No
Mason, L.M. [261] Brazil K:SPC-37838.000 No
Taylor, P. [13260] Ecuador K:SPC-41664.000 No
Bolland, G. [s.n.] Brazil K000940389 Yes
K:SPC-23224.000 No
Mason, L.M. [1949] Peru K:SPC-29202.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-21155.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2185] Costa Rica K:SPC-31547.000 No
Leppard, M.J. Brazil K:SPC-33590.000 No
Dunsterville, GCK [366] Venezuela K:SPC-34863.000 No
Dung, D.F. [13] Brazil K:SPC-27242.000 No
Costa Rica K:SPC-27194.000 No
K:SPC-09593.000 No
Folli, D.A. [1360] Brazil K000940379 Yes
Chase, M.W.C. [84111] Costa Rica K:SPC-75402.000 No
K:SPC-18693.000 No
Venezuela K:SPC-58473.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2276] Costa Rica K:SPC-32329.000 No
Jenny, R. [P3] Mexico K:SPC-39407.000 No
K:SPC-21159.000 No
Wright Cuba K:SPC-61591.000 No
K:SPC-00542.000 No
K:SPC-05761.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-19641.000 No
K:SPC-09598.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [84551] Costa Rica K:SPC-75181.000 No
Edwards, P.J. [1267] Guyana K:SPC-42972.000 No
K:SPC-20495.000 No
Dusén, P. [16326] Brazil K000940386 Yes
Mexico K:SPC-41128.000 No
K:SPC-03014.000 No
K:SPC-24977.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-06083.000 No
Taylor, P. [13221] Panama K:SPC-41604.000 No
Harley, R.M.; Nic Lughadha, E.; Ganev, W.; Queiroz, R. [H50630] Brazil K:SPC-73110.000 No
Holm-Nielsen, L.B. [18395] Ecuador K000395701 Yes
Segadas-Vianna, F. [259] Brazil K000940396 Yes
Young, E. [37] Ecuador K:SPC-46198.000 No
K:SPC-09628.000 No
Leppard, M. [1123] Brazil K:SPC-36295.000 No
Seibert, R.J. [269] Panama K000584270 Unknown Type Material Yes
Taylor, P. [16278] Ecuador K:SPC-41578.000 No
Guatemala K:SPC-70332.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-26022.000 No
K:SPC-42217.000 No
Luer, C.; Luer, J.; Vasquez, R.; Lara, R. [5042] Bolivia K000628138 Yes
Emmerich, M. Brazil K:SPC-61605.000 No
K:SPC-20528.000 No
Dunsterville, GCK [367] Venezuela K:SPC-34902.000 No
Erskine, C.M. Brazil K:SPC-37499.000 No
Burchell [3542] Brazil K000847380 Yes
Taylor, P. [16267] Ecuador K:SPC-41559.000 No
K:SPC-71839.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-39264.000 No
Harley, R.M.; Bromley, G.L.; Carvalho, A.M.; Nunes, J.M.S.; Hage, J.L.; Santos, E.B. [22800] Brazil K000847387 Yes
Dresaler [20] Panama K:SPC-37137.000 No
Dayton, N.M.; Goercke, B. [2023] Ecuador K:SPC-57195.000 No
Dayton, N.M.; Goercke, B. [2052] Ecuador K:SPC-57193.000 No
Kew Exped. [1280] Guyana K:SPC-40640.000 No
Taylor, P. [84] Panama K:SPC-41677.000 No
Trail, J.W.H. Brazil K:SPC-20521.000 No
Loddiges [s.n.] Suriname K000079847 Unknown Type Material Yes
Folli, D.A. [1815] Brazil K000940377 Yes
Peru K:SPC-71568.000 No
Glaziou, A. [20497] Brazil K000940395 Yes
s.coll. [2] Brazil K000940388 Yes
Costa Rica K:SPC-26013.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [14785] Ecuador K:SPC-70901.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-06897.000 No
Taylor, P. [16279] Ecuador K:SPC-41579.000 No
K:SPC-24146.000 No
Taylor, P. [16364] Ecuador K:SPC-41555.000 No
K:SPC-27200.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-05772.000 No
K:SPC-61612.000 No
K:SPC-21389.000 No
Lecoufle, M. [9320] Mexico K:SPC-38845.000 No
Ecuador K:SPC-58495.000 No
K:SPC-60240.000 No
K:SPC-63202.000 No
Mason, L.M. [1127] K:SPC-37854.000 No
K:SPC-18687.000 No


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