GROUP Smaragdinum

Characterized, by the caespitose, sympodial habit the stem carrying many leaves of which the surface is parchment-like when dry, the thickened rachis and carrying small, successive, basaically green flowers

Epidendrum alfredii Schltr. 1923 Costa Rica

  • Epidendrum hombersleyi Summerh. 1934 Trinidad and Brazil

  • Epidendrum myrmecophorum Barb.Rodr. 1891 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

  • Epidendrum orchidiflorum Salzm. ex Lindl. 1831 Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil

  • Epidendrum pachyrachis Ames 1923 Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica Panama

  • Epidendrum smaragdinum Lindl. 1838 French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil

  • Epidendrum spilotum Garay & Dunst. 1976 Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 053 Bennett & Christenson 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1152 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section;