GROUP Fruticosum

    Characterized by the caespitose to creeping habit with thin stems, subcoriaceous leaves and blooms on a racemose, few flwoered inflorescence with greenish to purple tinged flowers with the disc of the lip fleshy thickened with 3 rounded keels

    1. Epidendrum eustirum Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1935 Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

    2. Epidendrum fruticosum Pav. ex Lindl. 1831 Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1126 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1329 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 See recognition section;