GROUP Smaragdinum

Characterized, by the caespitose, sympodial habit the stem carrying many leaves of which the surface is parchment-like when dry, the thickened rachis and carrying small, successive, basaically green flowers

  1. Epidendrum hombersleyi Summerh. 1934 Trinidad and Brazil

  2. Epidendrum myrmecophorum Barb.Rodr. 1891 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

  3. Epidendrum orchidiflorum Salzm. ex Lindl. 1831 Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil

  4. Epidendrum pachyrachis Ames 1923 Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica Panama

  5. Epidendrum smaragdinum Lindl. 1838 French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil

  6. Epidendrum spilotum Garay & Dunst. 1976 Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 053 Bennett & Christenson 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1152 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section;