Miltonia phalaenopsis is an orchid species identified by (Linden & Rchb.f.) G.Nicholson in 1886. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis.
ORIGIN: Found in Cundinarca and Norte de Santander departments of Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters in cloud forests in heavy shade and high humidity.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, compressed, pale green pseudobulbs and carries a single, apical, linear, pale green, acuminate leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an axillary, basal, 10 [25 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves and carries 3 to 5, flat flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 2 1/2 inches [5 to 5.75 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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