Miltonia russelliana (Lindl.) Lindl 1841 Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Russell's Miltonia [English orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [5.75 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with dull olive-green, ovate-oblong, laterally compressed, closely set pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms on an erect or arching, mottled with dull purple, 2' [60 cm] long, several [5 to 9] flowered, dull purple mottled inflorescence with brown sheathing bracts and flowers that occur in the fall and winter

Synonyms Anneliesia russellianum (Lindl.) Senghas & Lückel 1997; Gynizodon russelianus (Lindl.) Raf. 1836; Miltonia quadrijuga Dusén & Kraenzl. 1921; *Oncidium russellianum Lindl.1836;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Anneliesia russeliana Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;