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Amesiella Philippinensis

This is a discussion on Amesiella Philippinensis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A fellow orchid lover gave me this plant quite a few years ago. He is ...

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    Default Amesiella Philippinensis

    A fellow orchid lover gave me this plant quite a few years ago. He is no longer alive, so the plant has a lot of sentimental value. She blooms regularly every year with these huge for the plant size white flowers.



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    I've always liked those though have never tried one.

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    I also just found out this is probably Amesiella monticola rather than philippinensis since it is completely white. I always thought it looked like monticola, but never checked it out.

    I have found this one to be an easy grower/bloomer and grows very well right along witht he Phals.

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    nice one!
    i agree, philippinensis is usually pure white.

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    That is really pretty. I love the plants I get from friends much more than those that I just buy. It is nice to have something from a friend to help you remember the fun times shared. Love the blooms too!!

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    You got a beautiful Amesiella monticola and a worth value for you...

    Amesiella philippinensis has slender leaves and the general characteristics are it has two yellow markings in its side lobes and the flowers are smaller than Amesiella monticola. Amesiella monticola has wide, thicker succulent leaves. This orchid genus is difficult to grow in lowland because in its native habitat, there are so-called cloud plants. They grow in higher altitudes where clouds gather and they prefer hot, humid and dry environment. They don't like being wet feet...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilsDC View Post
    You got a beautiful Amesiella monticola and a worth value for you...

    Amesiella philippinensis has slender leaves and the general characteristics are it has two yellow markings in its side lobes and the flowers are smaller than Amesiella monticola. Amesiella monticola has wide, thicker succulent leaves. This orchid genus is difficult to grow in lowland because in its native habitat, there are so-called cloud plants. They grow in higher altitudes where clouds gather and they prefer hot, humid and dry environment. They don't like being wet feet...


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    Thanks DC for the information about the two species and culture-very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    nice one!
    i agree, philippinensis is usually pure white.
    No, Ron. A. monticola is the one with pure white flower.

    FWIW, A. monticola should perform better under cooler(I/C) condition. A. philippinensis is from lower alt, therefore, it will grow better under intermedia condition. I grow A. minor I/C, the same condition for A. monticola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    No, Ron. A. monticola is the one with pure white flower.

    FWIW, A. monticola should perform better under cooler(I/C) condition. A. philippinensis is from lower alt, therefore, it will grow better under intermedia condition. I grow A. minor I/C, the same condition for A. monticola.
    correct tom,
    i should have said, white petals/sepals coz on that pix the colors come out pinkish.

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    Amesiella monticola - The flower is much wider petals and sepals and it is pure white with large and long hypochile or spur. The leaves are thick and succulent.

    Amesiella philippinensis - The flower is 3/4 size of the Amesiella monticola but the side lobes has yellow markings and it has long hypochile or spur. Leaves are succulent and slender.

    Amesiella minor - The flower is similar to Amesiella philippinensis and its flower size is half of Amesiella philippinensis. Leaves are shorter, thinner and slender.

    These plants are difficult to propagate and the only possible way would be is to grow from seeds or through tissue culture. Growing seeds and have them tissue culture in orchid laboratory could help save these plants from overcollection in the Philippine-Luzon and Mindoro forests.

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