GROUP Viridipurpureum

Characterized by the caespitose, sympodial habit, thesubcoriaceous leaves, the prominent spathaceous bracts and the wide [not filiform] petals, the pollina that is laterally compressed bu t not quote to the bird wing type, and the midlobe of the lip is bifid.

  1. Epidendrum dipus Lindl. 1845 Fr Guiana, Brazil

  2. Epidendrum lindbergii Rchb.f. 1881 Brazil

  3. Epidendrum nutans Sw. 1788

  4. Epidendrum viridipurpureum Hooker 1838 Jamaica
Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1450 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section