GROUP Seraphyta

Charaterized by simple stems, numerous elliptic to lanceolate elliptic leaves, and a much branched, paniculate inflorescence, up to twice the length of the stems, with many, very small, delicate, translucent flowers with an entire, ovate-cordiform lip; when dry the whole specimen turns conspicuously reddish.

  1. Epidendrum diffusum Sw. 1788 Cuba, Jamaica, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Quintana Roo states of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 572 Hagsater and Salazar 2002 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1118 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;