Checklist of Pleurothallidinae from Colombia



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Viveros, P., & Higgins, W. E. (2007). Checklist of Pleurothallidinae from Colombia. Selbyana, 28(1), 13–90. Retrieved from


A checklist of the Pleurothallidinae species recorded for Colombia is presented. The list includes 1112 confirmed species of Pleurothallidinae recorded for Colombia. In cases when it was not possible to obtain information of valid vouchers, the species were treated as reported; these species are compiled in an additional list. Information such as basionym, synonyms, original collection (type), specimen vouchers and/or literature citations, distribution by department and notes recording sources of illustrations are included. Due to the unstable taxonomic situation of the subtribe, the most recent generic changes proposed (Luer 2005) were included next to the current genus to give an idea of the possible new name. It was found that Lepanthes, Pleurothallis, Masdevallia, Dracula and Stelis exhibit the highest richness of species; the data were also compared with those recorded for Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Se presenta una lista de las especies de Pleurothallidinae registradas para Colombia. El listado incluye 1112 especies confirmadas; en aquellos casos donde no fue posible obtener información sobre especimenes, las especies se trataron en un listado adicional como reportadas. Se incluye información sobre el basónimo, los sinónimos, el ejemplar tipo, los ejemplares de referencia, referencias bibliográficas, distribución por departamento y notas registrando fuentes de ilustración. Debido a la situación taxonómica inestable de la subtribu, se presentan los nombres genéricos alternativos propuestos (Luer 2005) a continuación del actual género, con el fin de dar una idea del posible cambio en el nombre de la especie. Se encontró que los géneros Lepanthes, Pleurothallis, Masdevallia, Dracula et Stelis exhiben la mayor riqueza de especies. También se hicieron comparaciones con los datos conocidos para Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia.


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