Miltonia warscewiczii Rchb.f 1856 SECTION Stellata

Color variety Flower Closeup Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup different clone Photo by © Guillermo Angulo

FragrancePart sunCoolTo HotSpring

Common Name Warscewicz' Miltonia [Polish Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This large sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic orchid found from Panama south to Peru, with oblong-cylindrical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 or 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate to oblong, acute or rounded leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, from the basal leaf sheaths of the pseudobulb, to 2' [60 cm] long, racemose or often paniculate inflorescence that is longer than the leaves, carrying many, fragrant, waxy, variable in color flowers and has lanceolate-acuminate bracts.

Often used in Oncidium alliance hybridizing.

This species is also commonly known as Oncidium fuscatum

Synonyms Chamaeleorchis warscewiczii (Rchb.f.) Senghas & Lückel 1997; Miltonia warszewiczii var. aetherea Rchb.f. 1881; Miltonioides warszewiczii (Rchb. f.) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Odontoglossum weltoni hort. 1870; Oncidium fuscatum Rchb.f 1863; Oncidium weltonii W.Bull ex Regel 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Miltonia endresii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 10 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 475 Dodson 1982 as Oncidum fuscatum drawing/fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0127 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Oncidium fuscatum drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Oncidium fuscatum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Chamaeleorchis warscewiczii drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 8 2000 photo as Oncidium fuscatum; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium fuscatum drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium fuscatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidum Alliance Bakers 2006 as Oncidium fuscatum; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005 as Oncidium fuscatum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Oncidium fuscatum

Miltonia warscewiczii Rchb.f var alba 1856 Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Howard Gunn

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Oncidium fuscatum

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