A NEW HYBRID GENUS AMENOPSIS (ORCHIDACEAE) DERIVED FROM THE CROSS BETWEEN AMESIELLA AND PHALAENOPSIS
Phalaenopsis is one of the important economic orchids in the world. To date, thousands of Phalaenopsis cultivars have been bred and commercialized. In order to introduce unique characteristics of the spur structure from the flower of Amesiella into Phalaenopsis germplasm, intergeneric hybridization between Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian and Amesiella philippinensis were conducted by artificial pollination. Four months later, the capsules were harvested. The immature embryos with placenta were manipulated and placed into germination medium. Approximately 300 intergeneric embryos of each capsule were rescued. After subculturing for one year in the culture medium and two-week hardiness, intergeneric hybrids were cultivated in greenhouse. After one and half years of cultivation, the first flower of the hybrid bloomed. The new hybrid was named as Amenopsis Kaohsiung Magic and registered at the Royal Horticulture Society. Leaf morphology of the hybrid is lanceolate, coriaceus and dark green. The hybrid bears greenish-white flower with black markings on the lip and a short spur at the back of the lip.
Tsai, C.C. (2014). A NEW HYBRID GENUS AMENOPSIS (ORCHIDACEAE) DERIVED FROM THE CROSS BETWEEN AMESIELLA AND PHALAENOPSIS. Acta Hortic. 1025, 57-60
intergeneric hybridization, embryo rescue, leaf morphology, spur structure, artificial pollination