Miltonia cuneata Lindl. 1844

Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup

Photo by Jean Claude George


Common Name The Wedge-Shaped Miltonia

Flower Size 2 1/2" to 3" [6.5 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters in dense, wet montane forests as a robust, medium sized, creeping, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slightly tapered, slightly flattened pseudobulbs that can be clustered or well spaced and are enveloped basally by 2 to 4 non-foliaceous sheaths and carry 2 to 3, narrow, acute leaves that blooms on a erect or arching, to 2' [60 cm] long, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, papery bracts occuring in the winter and early spring.

Synonyms Anneliesia cuneata (Lindl.) Senghas & Lückel 1997; Miltonia speciosa G. Klotz, Otto & A. Dietr. 1855; Miltonia velloziana Ruschi & la Gasa 1975; Oncidium speciosum Rchb. f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo as Oncidium speciosum; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 9 1995; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Anneliesia cuneata drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006