GROUP Filamentosum

Characterized by thin, short, pendant stems arising from the previous stem carrying a single, persistent, apical, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaf [the juvenile stem has several leaves] and an apical, short, racemose inflorescence and has successive, fleshy, narrowly 3 lobed, margin of the lateral lobes dentate to ciliate, the anther is narrowly ovoid and long surpasses the apex of the column.

  1. Epidendrum filamentosum Kraenzl. 1920 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru,

  2. Epidendrum moronense Dodson & Hágsater 1989 Ecuador

  3. Epidendrum ruizlarreanum D E Benn & Christenson

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 12 Plate 1242 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 see recognition section;