Pleurothallis teaguei is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis. It is a large genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to tropical and temperate areas of the Americas.
The Pleurothallis orchids are one of the largest genera in the orchid family. There are over 1,000 species of Pleurothallis orchids. Although often very small, as a group they show vast diversity and a huge range in vegetative form, growth habit (terrestrial or epiphytic), and can be found as tall cane-like plants, clumped or trailing, pendant or climbing, or delicate moss-like species that can grow on the thinnest of twigs. Pleurothallis flowers are among the most diverse and unusual. Due to their small size, Pleurothallis orchids often specialize in using tiny insects such as gnats for pollination. The flowers of many of the species at the Conservatory grow from the base of the heart-shaped leaves. Multiple Pleurothallis teaguei flowers emerge from each large leaf.