Miltonia candida Lindl. 1838 Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista and Wikipedia Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Oak Hill Gardens

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Common Name The Snow-White Miltonia [Refers to the lip]

Flower Size to 3" [to 7.5 cm]

This medium sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic species occurs in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 500 to 800 meters with ovoid, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 + foliaceous leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to arching, stout, to 2' [60 cm] long, bracteate, densely 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute bracts and carrying large, waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Anneliesia candida [Lindley]Breiger & Lueckel 1983; Anneliesia candida var. purpureoviolacea (Cogn.) Brieger & Lückel 1984; Miltonia candida var. flavescens Hook. 1840; Miltonia candida var jenischiana Rchb.f 1854; Miltonia candida var. purpureoviolacea Cogn 1898; Oncidium candidum [Lindl.]Rchb.f non Lindl. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Miltonia candida var jenischiana drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing column only ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 9 1995 Photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Anneliesia candida drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 6 2001 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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