!Amesiella philippinensis [Ames]Garay 1972 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Philippine Amesiella

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [3 cm to 4.5 cm]

A small plant with big flowers, it is a hot to warm growing epiphyte from the Philippines on forested slopes as an epiphyte on mossy trees in moderate shade at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters that needs to be kept evenly moist and appreciates bright, indirect light with fleshy roots, a very short stem and several elliptic-oblong, obtuse, broad leaves and it blooms in winter and spring on a axillary, 1 5/8" [4 cm] long, few [5] flowered, racemose inflorescence with rigid, fleshy, triangular, acute floral bracts and has large, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum philippinense Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo as Angraecum philippinense; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 as Angraecum philippinense; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 1 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Minaiature Orchids McQueen 1992; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 4 1998 photo; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; The Orchids Of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide

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