Monographs Details: Epiphyton
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Family:Rapateaceae
Scientific Name:Epiphyton Maguire
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Scapi numerosi axillares; eapitibus ebracteatis, plurifloris; petalis lanceolatis, ad basim connatis; antheris bithecatis, ad apices duobus poris confluentibus dehiscentibus; ovario 3-loculari, loculis pluriovulatis, endocarpello indurato, exocarpello separato; seminibus depressis oblongis disciformibus, mediis apiculatis, testa nigra alveolata. Herbae perennes epiphyticae rhizomate crasso elongato; vaginis foliorum latis distichis, submembraneis; laminis chartaceis.

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Typus: Epiphyton allcnii (Steyerm.) Maguire.