GROUP Bracteosum

Characterized by the sympodial, caespitose habit with laterally compressed, ancipitous, few leafed stems enveloped by tubular, scarious sheaths that blooms on a racemose to paniculate, 3 to 11 flowered, arching inflorescence with prominent, acute floral bracts, and carrying partly spreading flowers with an entire lip, generally auriculate at the base with a tricarinate disc that is also 4 cuniculate on each side of the calli which also has fleshy laminar thickenings below

  1. Epidendrum bracteosum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 Costa Rica

  2. Epidendrum davidsei Hágsater 1993 Costa Rica
GROUP Bracteosum SUBGROUP Pallens Characterized by the 1 to 2 leaved stems, the leaves aggregate at the apex of the stem, inflorescence racemose, generally longer than the apical leaf, with the pedunde covered by 1 to 4 tubular, scarious, fibrous bracts, the floral bracts tubular, nearly parallel to the rachis.

  1. Epidendrum pallens Rchb.f. 1866 Costa Rica and Panama

  2. Epidendrum paucifolium Schltr. 1907Costa Rica Panama

  3. Epidendrum pitalense J.Linares & Hágsater 2008 El Salvador 866 Costa Rica Panama

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1106 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1153 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1155 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1161 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section;