Miltoniopsis warscewiczii (Rchb. f.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

Another Color Form Photo by Patricia Harding

Part sunCoolFall or Spring

Common Name Warscewiczii's Miltoniopsis [Polish Orchid Collector South America 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Choco' and Antioquia departments of Colombia in lower montane cloud forests high in the crowns of trees at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte occuring on leguminous trees with ovoid-ellipsoid, apically unifoliate pseudobulbs subtended with 4 to 6 foliaceous bracts with oblong-elliptic leaves that blooms in the fall and spring on a lateral, bracteate, 3 to 5 flowered, 1' [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Miltonia endresii G. Nicholson 1888; Miltonia superba Schltr. 1907; Odontoglossum warscewiczianum Hemsl. 1884; *Odontoglossum warszewiczii Rchb. f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bot. Zeit. Berlin 10: 692. 1852 as Odontoglossum warscwiczii; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Odontoglossum warscewisczii drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Miltonia warscewiczii photo good; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 80. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Miltonia endresii; ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 65. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia endresii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 149. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia endresii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 254. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia endresii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as M endresii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Miltonia endresii; AOS Bulletin Vol 3 1970 as M endresii; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay. 1976; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo as M endresii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1456 Dodson 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 9 1993 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 NO 8 2007 drawing as Odontoglossum warscewiczii; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007