GROUP Coronatum SUBGROUP Artisepalum
Characterized by a caespitose habit, simple stems, subcoriaceous leaves, an arching-nutant, racemose inflorescence without spathaceous bracts, a thickened disc on the 3-lobed lip, and especially the lateral sepals which are apically prominently aristate-complanate, 15-20 mm long.
href="epibirostratum.htm">Epidendrum birostratum C.Schweinf. 1943 Ecuador Peru
Characterized by the relatively large plants with stems carrying many leaves and blooming on an apical, racemose inflorescence without spathaceous bracts and large waxy flowers with a 3 lobed lip that is basally bicallose.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 253 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 043 Bennett & Christenson 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1117 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1113 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 see recognition section;