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Adamantinia miltonioides

Adamantinia miltonioides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Adamantinia
Species: I. miltonioides
Alliance:
Binomial name
Adamantinia miltonioides
Van den Berg & C.N.Gonç. 2004


Adamantinia miltonioides is an species in the genus Adamantinia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with one to two 1.5 to 2 cm flower.

Plants bear more or less clustered unifoliate pseudobulbs (rarely bifoliate), coriaceous dark-olive leaves, and possess long inflorescences with successive flowering. Flowers are showy, pink, with similar petals and sepals and a showy dark pink lip, with very small side lobes. Column is short, with a broad stigma.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees in Serra do Sincorá range in Bahia, Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are grown in intermediate conditions with shade to moderate light. They are usually grown mounted on cork or bark with sphagnum moss. Plants should be watered regularly. Keep the mix moist but not wet. The plant can also take dryouts between waterings. Keep the plant in an area with good air circulation.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Miltonia like Adamantinia

The genus name is a reference to Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

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