Amesiella philippinensis

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Asia, Philippines

Amesiella philippinensis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which produces between one and five, very large, magnificent snow-white flowers at each flowering.  Amesiella philippinensis’s blooms are borne on racemes from late autumn until early spring each year.

Amesiella philippinensis is endemic to the Philippines, where this miniature orchid species can be found growing on trees in moist mountain forests. This miniature orchid has long, thick, fleshy roots, and thick, fleshy, somewhat leathery leaves.

You can see how this Amesiella philippinensis specimen is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir (part six).  This link takes you straight to the trial update which was written at the time when this Amesiella philippinensis specimen was first included inside this terrarium.  By reading this and the continuing review and trial updates, you can see how well this miniature orchid grew and developed inside this terrarium.

To head straight to the review instalment that was written, and photographed, as this miniature orchid first began to produce a flower spike, please click here.

On the 12th November 2017, I conducted a large scale reorganisation of my miniature orchids, moving plants from one terrarium to another, where I hoped that the plants would be more interestingly grouped.  At this time, I made the decision to move this Amesiella philippinensis specimen into my White Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, so that I could grow this plant alongside Amesiella minor and Amesiella monticola.  You can follow this Amesiella philippinensis specimen’s growth and development in this and the continuing trial updates.

To head straight to the update that was written as this Amesiella philippinensis specimen came into flower, and see photographs and information about this miniature orchid’s flowering, please click here.

Don’t miss the update that shows this same Amesiella plant during its second flowering!  This instalment shows this Amesiella philippinensis specimen right from the first hint of a flower bud appearing, to the buds opening, then the plant’s flowers blooming, and then fading.  To head straight to this update and see this Amesiella philippinensis specimen as it flowers, please click here.

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