Orchid Hybrid Epithechea Stella Mancini


Epithechea Stella Mancini is an epiphytic growing orchid hybrid, an intergeneric crossing between the species orchids Epidendrum densiflorum (seed parent)
and Prosthechea calamaria (pollen parent).

Epithechea Stella Mancini (synonym: Epidendrum Stella Mancini) has been registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in the year 2010 by M.C.Mancini. Flowers get a size of about 3 cm. Epithechea, abbreviated Etc., is the nothogenus (hybrid genus) for crossings between the orchid genera Epidendrum and Prosthechea. The orchid genus Prosthechea Knowles & Westc. 1838, established by the English botanists George Beauchamp Knowles (1820-1852) and Frederic Westcott (?–1861) still causes confusion with orchid enthusiasts and traders around the world. Quite a few species orchids, formerly listed with the genera Anacheilium, Encyclia, Epidendrum, Euchile, Hormidium and Pollardia has been switched over to the Prosthechea genus. One of the most prominent examples is the commonly called Octopus Orchid (Prosthechea cochleata), formerly Anacheilium cochleatum, then Encyclia cochleata, now Prosthechea cochleata.

Epithechea Stella Mancini
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Image: Epithechea Stella Mancini
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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