Miltoniopsis roezlii (Rchb. f.) God.-Leb. 1889 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Patricia Harding

Common Name Roezl's Miltoniopsis [English Orchid Collector Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size 3 to 4" [7 to 8 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama in wet tropical forests at altitudes ranging from 200 to 1000 meters as a warm growing, small sized epiphytic orchid with flattened, ovate, grey green pseudobulbs subtended by several distichous, imbricate, foliar sheaths and has a single, narrowly-oblong, gray green leaf that will bloom in the summer and fall on an erect, resupinate, racemose, to 12" [30 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb carrying fragrant flowers that has lanceolate bracts.

This species needs even watering and fertilizing year round to bloom well.

Synonyms Miltonia roezlii (Rchb. f.) G. Nicholson 1886; Miltoniopsis roezlii var. alba (W.Bull ex W.G.Sm.) Lückel 1995 ; *Odontoglossum roezlii Rchb. f. ? ;Odontoglossum roezlii var. alba W.Bull ex W.G.Sm. 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 as Odontoglossum roezlii drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Miltonia roezlii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Miltonia roezlii drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 7 1966 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 2 1985 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 942 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 10 1985 drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 554 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 9 1993 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 6 1999 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo as M roezlii f luminosa; Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide

Miltoniopsis roezlii (Rchb. f.) God.-Leb. 1889 var alba Photo by © Jay Pfahl

A white color form of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide

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