Holcoglossum amesianum

Holcoglossum amesianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Holcoglossum
Species: Hlcgl. amesianum
Binomial name
Holcoglossum amesianum
(Rchb. f.) Christenson 1987

Holcoglossum amesianum is an species in the genus Holcoglossum.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with five to fifty 6.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants is found growing on rocks and trees in the montane forest of Assam India, Myanamar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China and Thailand at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters


Plants are best grown mounted or in baskets and usually require full sunlight with cool to intermediate temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants) and sphagnum moss. Plants also do well mounted on a stick with sphagnum moss.


Common Names: Ames' Holcoglossum


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

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