Epidendrum subg. Amphiglottium

Epidendrum subg. Amphiglottium (Salisb.) Lindl. 1841 is a subgenus of reed-stemmed Epidendrums, distinguished by an apical inflorescence with the peduncle covered from its base with close imbricating sheaths and by a lip that is adnate to the column to its apex.[1]

Epidendrum subg. Amphiglottium
Epidendrum denticulatum plant.jpg
An Epidendrum denticulatum plant, showing habit of Epidendrum subg. Amphiglottium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Epidendrum
Subgenus: Epidendrum subg. Amphiglottium
(Salisb.) Lindl.

Reichenbach published three sections in this subgenus:[2]


  1. ^ "IX.—AMPHIGLOTTIUM. Caulis foliosus erectus. Pedunculus elongatus squamis imbricatus. Labellum adnatum." John Lindlely "Notes upon the genus EPIDENDRUM" in Hooker, The Journal of Botany 3(1841) p.
  2. ^ Reichenbach, H. G. "ORCHIDES" in Müller, C., Ed. Walpers Annales Botanices Systematicae Tomus VI pp. 373-397. Berlin. 1861.