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Miltoniopsis bismarckii

Miltoniopsis bismarkii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Miltoniopsis
Species: Mltnps. bismarckii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Miltoniopsis bismarckii
Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989


Miltoniopsis bismarckii is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Miltoniopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter four to six 3.4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the wet forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters

VaritiesEdit

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Miltoniopsis bismarkii pale Miltoniopsis bismarckii variant Sepals and petals are pale pink. Lip is pale pink.

CultureEdit

Plants are grown in moderate light with intermediate to warm temperatures. They require a humidity range of 50 to 90%. During hot summers water the plant daily. As winter approaches, keep the plant media moist but not damp. In the winter reduce watering but do not let the mix dryout. Pot the plant in a well drain mix such as fine fir bark with perlite.

NamingEdit

Common name: Bismark's Miltoniopsis

SynonymsEdit

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

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