ORIGIN: From Antioquia, Risaralda and Valle de cauca departments of Colombia and northern Ecuador and is found at an altitude of 1000-2200 meters at the edges of very wet montane cloud forests.
DESCRIPTION: The type species for Miltonopsis is an erect, small sized, cool to cold growing, epiphytic orchid with oblong-ellipsoid, compressed, ancipitous on the edges, gray green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost 3 to 6 being foliaceous and carrying a single apical, strap-like, acute, pale gray green leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a basal, lateral, slender, arching 12 to 20 [30 to 50 cm] long inflorescence that has small lanceolate bracts, arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying about 4 to 9, flat flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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