Characterized by the sympodial, caespitose plants blooming on a terminal, subumbelliform inflorescence subtended by prominent, wide, truncate, spathaceous bracts and has an ovary with an inflated nectary that forms a vesicle.

GROUP Loefgrenii SUBGROUP Excisum

  1. Epidendrum loefgrenii Cogn. 1898 Brazil

  2. Epidendrum trianthum Schltr. 1923 Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1191 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section;