Phreatia amesii Kraenzl. 1911

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by P.B. Pelser and The Phyto Images Website

Full shade Hot Cool Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning Ames' Phreatia [American Botanist at Harvard and Philippine Orchid specialist 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in northwest Borneo and the Philippines in lower montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a cylindrical stem carrying to 8, leathery, linear to oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, longer than the leaves, erect, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Octarrhena amesii (Kraenzl.) P.F.Hunt 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman,Lamb, Lun and Beaman 2011