GROUP Fruticetorum Characterized by the sympodial, caespitose habit, few-leaved stems, flattened above, the erect to arching racemose to pluri-racemose inflorescence, producing new racemes from the same peduncle, in successive years, flowers generally non-resupinate, lip 3-lobed, the distal margins of the lateral lobes dentate to short fimbriate.

  1. Epidendrum bricenoorum Damian & Hágsater 2018 Peru

  2. !Epidendrum fruticetorum Schltr. 1921 Ecuador

  3. Epidendrum freireanum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2018

    CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Most Likely this group and Group Philippii are synomonous, at this point I do not know which one takes precedence, I await Eric Hagsater's decision. This group has also been known as Group refractoides.

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1607 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1619 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1721 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section