Miltonia Page SUBFAMILY Epidendroideae, TRIBE Oncidieae The genus Miltonia is made up of 10 species found mostly in Brazil and Paraguay.

Miltonia Species List

    The species list below was composed with information from the following sources.

    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids by Alec Pridgeon. Published by the Timber Press

    The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species By Bechtel, Cribb and Launert, Published by The MIT Press

  1. candida Lindl.

  2. - SE Brazil - Flower in Spring - Intermediate
  3. clowesii Lindl.
  4. - Brazil - epiphyte - Flowers in Spring - Intermediate
  5. cuneata Lindl.
  6. - Similar to M. clowesia but has flowers that are blotched instead of spotted and an ovoid lip with a 2 ridged callus in the basal part - Brazil - Flowers in Summer to Autumn - Intermediate

    ~endresii - See Miltonopsis warscewiczii [Rchb.f]Garay & Dunsterville

  7. flavescens Lindl.
  8. - Brazil and Paraguay - epiphyte - Flowers in Spring - Intermediate

    ~phalaenopsis [Linden&Rchb.f]Nicholson - See Miltonopsis phalaenopsis [Linden&Rchb.f] Garay & Dunsterville

  9. regnellii Rchb.f.
  10. - E. Brazil - Flowers in Spring - Intermediate

    ~roezlii [Rchb.f]Nicholson - See Miltonopsis roezlii [Rchb.f]Godefroy Lebeuf

  11. russelliana Lindl.
  12. - Brazil - Flowers in late autumn to Winter - Intermediate - Treefern mount - Intermediate - Moderate shade - Water with growth short rest after flowering

    ~santanae - See Miltonopsis santanae Garay & Dunsterville

  13. spectablis Lindl.
  14. - Brazil - White or cream flowers tinged with rose at the edges - Flowers in Autumn - Intermediate

    var. alba - Pure white yellow on callus on the lip

    var. bicolor - White flower with purple base of lip

    var lineata - White flower with purple base of lip and 7 to 9 lines radiating out to lip margins

    var mooreana - plum colored larger flowers with deep veins and reticulations make this variety - Flowers in Autumn - Intermediate var radians - White flower with 6 purple lines on the disc of the lip

    var rosea - Pale pink to rose flowers with purple lines on lip

    var semi-alba Lindley

    var virginalis - White flower

    ~vexillaria Rchb.f - See Miltonopsis vexillaria [Rchb.f]Godefroy-Lebeuf

  15. warscewiczii Rchb.f syn Oncidium fuscatum Rchb.f
  16. This species is also known as Oncidium fuscatum. From South America, blooms in spring, used in many breeding lines.
  17. x bluntii
  18. - Brazil - A natural hybrid between M. clowesia and M. spectablis - Intermediate - Flowers in Spring
  19. x cogniauxiae Peeters
  20. - Brazil - A natural hybrid between M. spectablis and M. regnellii - Grows as an epiphyte in the mountains surrounding Rio de Janiero - Intermediate - Moderate shade - ample water with growth short rest after blooming

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