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Afrohybanthus stellarioides (Afrohybanthus stellarioides)


Epidendrum abbreviated Epi in the horticultural trade, is a large neotropical genus of the orchid family. With more than 1,500 species,some authors describe it as a mega-genus. The genus name refers to its epiphytic growth habit.When Carl Linnaeus named this genus in 1763, he included in this genus all the epiphytic orchids known to him. Although few of these orchids are still included in the genus Epidendrum, some species of Epidendrum are nevertheless not epiphytic.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Violaceae

              • Genus: Afrohybanthus