!Amesiella philippinensis [Ames]Garay 1972

Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Jay Pfahl


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, minty scented flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum philippinense Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Angraecum philippinense; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 3 Ames 1908 as Angraecum philippinense drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968 sa Angraecum philippinense photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 as Angraecum philippinense photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 as Angraecum philippinense; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as Angraecum philippinense drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing fide/photo fide; Minaiature Orchids McQueen 1992; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 1 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo fide; 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 fide; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;