Pleurothallis anceps Lue, Selbyana 5(2): 159. 1979.
Synonyms: Ancipitia anceps (Luer) Luer, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Mis-souri Bot. Gard. 95: 254. 2004.
Type: Ecuador. Carchi: epiphytic in cloud forest near Maldonado, alt. 1500 m, cultivated at SEL, greenhouse acc. no. 78-942, flow-ered in cult. 30 Sept.1978. M. Madison, L. Besse, H. Kennedy & T. Plowman s.n. (holotype, SEL).
Illustrated specimen: Colombia. Valle del Cauca: Restrepo, Río Bravo, 1600 m. September 2018, J. S. Moreno 442 (CAUP; LCDP voucher).
Pleurothallis anceps Luer, is characterized by laterally compressed secondary stems, white-to-yellow flowers suffused with purple dots and an ovate, acute, truncate-based lip with a broad mesochile and a rounded callus in the center.