Amesiella philippinensis Ames

Small epiphyte. Stem to 6 cm long. Leaves to 5.5 cm long, to 1.5 cm wide. Inflorescences to 5 cm long. Flowers few, to 4.5 cm wide, white with yellow blotch on labellum centre; spring to summer. Labellum lobes oblong. Spur about 3 cm long, elongating to 10 cm with age. Syn. Angraecum philippinense Ames.

A. monticola J.E. Cootes & D.P. Banks is similar to the above, but plants are generally more robust, flowers appear earlier, are larger and pure white, and the labellum has a longer spur.


Source: Jeanes, J. (2005). Orchidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Orchidaceae
genus        Amesiella Garay