Amesiella monticola J.E. Cootes et D.P. Banks 1998 Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Side View of Flower and Spur Photo Mike Mazur copyright control ©

Plant and Flower Photo by © Milan Vágner


Common Name The Mountainous Amesiella

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

A newly discovered and described, miniature, cool to warm growing species from the Philippines on the edges of rainforests [Central Luzon Mountains] at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters that has an albinistic floral appearance to the type species and also seems to grow cooler. This species is a monopodial, erect, orchid with leathery, linear to obovate, unequally bilobed apically leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on up to 3, axillary, short inflorescence with up to 5 nocturnally fragrant flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids Of the Philippines Cootes 1991 photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 4 2008 photo;