Holcoglossum amesianum (Rchb. f.) Christenson 1987

Different aspect of frontal view of flower

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

FragrancePart sunWarmTo CoolFallWinter

Common Name Ames' Holcoglossum [American Botanist early 1900's] - In China Da Gen Cao She Lan

Flower Size to 2" to 2 1/2" [5 cm to 6.75 cm]

A pendant, medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte and lithophyte found in Assam India, Myanamar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China and Thailand in full sun on rocks or as an epiphyte in primary montane forests at 1200 to 1600 meters in elevation with a long, leafy stem carrying rigid-coriaceous, arcuate or straight, channeled, linear-tapering, acuminate or acute, terete, dark green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a simple or branched, axillary, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with ovate-olliptic, obtuse bracts and has several to many [15 to 50] fragrant, color variable flowers.

Synonyms Holcoglossum amesianum f. album (B.S.Williams) Christenson 1993 publ. 1994; *Vanda amesiana Rchb. f. 1887; Vanda amesiana var. alba B.S.Williams 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Vanda amesiana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Vanda amesiana drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Vanda amesiana drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Vanda amesiana; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as Vanda amesiana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide as Vanda amesiana; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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