GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum

Characterized by the monopodial stemsbrqanched above, the ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute to short acuminate leaves, the lateral sepals obliquely united to the base of the column, and clearly three lobed lip.

  1. Epidendrum fritzianum Hoehne 1952 Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  2. Epidendrum pittieri Ames 1922 Venezuela and Colombia

  3. Epidendrum scabrum Ruiz & Pav.1798 colombi, Ecuador and Peru

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 240 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 916 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1306 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section