GROUP Carolii

Characterized by the caespitose habit, short, unbranched, laterally compressed stems carrying thick, coriaceous, leaves and has a long, rat-tail-like, arching, nutant with basal long bracts and carrying many successively opening flowers.

  1. Epidendrum carolii Schltr. 1923 Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

  2. Epidendrum chiguindense Hagsater & Dodson 2004

  3. Epidendrum cristobalense Ames1923

  4. Epidendrum dolichostachyum Schltr.1906

  5. Epidendrum laucheanum Rolfe 1893 Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia

  6. Epidendrum probiflorum Schltr. 1922 Panama

  7. Epidendrum urostachyum Schltr.1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 714 Hamer 1982; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1018 Hamer 1984; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1217 Hamer 1985; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1320 Atwwod 1989; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 027 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 722 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1164 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 13 Plate 1312 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1346 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section