Amesiella philippensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Amesiella philippensis
Species Authority: (Ames) Garay

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4acd; B1ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D.
Reviewer(s): Agoo, E.M.G., Madulid, D.A., de Vogel, E.F. (Philippine Plants R.L.A.) & Wood, J., Cribb, P.J. (Orchid R.L.A.)
The species is found in 2 islands (Luzon and Mindoro islands), in degraded and fragmented habitats. In Luzon, it occurs as 2 populations (highland and lowland populations). These areas are not protected and are exposed to human disturbance, i.e., logging, slash-and-burn, and expansion of settlement areas. The species is over-collected in the wild and are in demand in the international trade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species occurs as three populations on Luzon Island (Cordilleras, Central Luzon Mountains, and Southern Luzon - Mt. Mayon) and on Mindoro (Mt. Halcon). Found in primary and secondary forests at low to high altitudes.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amesiella is an endemic genus. The species is a small plant with large white flowers with yellow marks in the labellum.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and over-collection for trade. Utilized as an ornamental plant.

Citation: Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D. 2004. Amesiella philippensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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