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Amesiella

Amesiella minor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Amesiella
Garay 1972
Type Species
Amesiella philippinensis


Amesiella is a genus of monopodial orchids consisting of around 3 species.

DistributionEdit

These mostly epiphytic orchids are distributed in I the Philippines.

DescriptionEdit

The genus has a monopodial growth habit with fleshy leaves.


CultureEdit

Plants are in small pots and usually require bright light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers, medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Water and fertilize regularly. Reduce watering during dormancy period in the winter Plants can also be mounted on cork.

NamingEdit

The genus is named for Oakes Ames an American botanist in the 1900's

Species Edit

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