pleurothallis


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Noun1.pleurothallis - any of numerous small tufted orchids of the genus Pleurothallis having leathery to fleshy leaves and racemes of 1 to many small flowerspleurothallis - any of numerous small tufted orchids of the genus Pleurothallis having leathery to fleshy leaves and racemes of 1 to many small flowers
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Pleurothallis - large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical America
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Within the Orchidaceae, the genera Epidendrum, Lepanthes, and Pleurothallis have the highest numbers of endemic species, but they are also the richest in total number of species (Jorgensen & Leon-Yanez, 1999; Valencia et al.