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The genus Ancipitia (an-seh-PIH-tee-uh) is a new genus consisting largely of species that used to belong to the genus Pleurothallis, subgenus Ancipitia. The species of this genus are easy to recognize vegetatively by the laterally compressed, two-edged ramicauls - some more sharply compressed more than others, and some compressed only near the leaf. The lips are most often diversely modified into bizarre shapes resembling insects, or the heads of animals with ears or horns.

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These plants have not yet been positively identified or may be new species.

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Ancipitia anceps (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia anthrax (Luer & Escobar) Luer
Ancipitia caniceps (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia caprina (Luer & Escobar) Luer
Ancipitia condorensis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer
Ancipitia crocodiliceps (Rchb.f.) Luer
Ancipitia cypelligera (Luer & Hirtz) Luer
Ancipitia driessenii (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia dunstervillei (Foldats) Luer
Ancipitia duplex (Luer & Escobar) Luer
Ancipitia eumecocaulon (Schltr.) Luer
Ancipitia furcifera (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia gratiosa (Rchb.f.) Luer
Ancipitia harpago (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia inornata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer
Ancipitia jimii (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia londonii (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia membracidoides (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia odobeniceps (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia onagriceps (Luer & Hirtz)
Ancipitia praecipua (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia solium (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia spathulipetala (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia tetragona (Luer & Escobar) Luer
Ancipitia viduata (Luer) Luer
Ancipitia vorator (Luer & Vásquez) Luer