Miltoniopsis bismarkii Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

Photos Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form

Photo Courtesy of Dick McRill

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Common Name Bismark's Miltoniopsis

Flower Size 1.3" [3.4 cm]

Found in tropical rain forests at altitudes of 600 to 1800 meters in Ecuador and Peru as a medium sized, warm tro cool growing epiphyte with egg-shaped, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of imbricating, distichous, lower leafless and upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, concave, keeled dorsally, acute, basally slightly narrowed, light green leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a erect to slightly arching, axillary inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying a few [4 to 6] flowers

Synonyms Miltonia bismarckii (Dodson & D.E.Benn.) P.F.Hunt 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0110 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 #3 2001 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;