GROUP Hemiscleria Characterized by the caespitose habit, the simple stems with numerous oblong lanceoalte leaves subparallell to the stem, an apical inflorescence with a strong peduncle and a very thick rachis with racemose, subglobose, dense, produced in a fascile around the rachis, fleshy, hard, bright orange-yellow flowers.

  1. Epidendrum hemiscleria Rchb. f. 1862 Peru

  2. Epidendrum occidentale (Christenson) Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 Ecuador

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1338 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1363 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 See Recognition section;