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Miltoniopsis roezlii

Miltoniopsis roezlii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Miltoniopsis
Species: Mltnps. roezlii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Miltoniopsis roezlii
(Rchb. f.) God.-Leb. 1889


Miltoniopsis roezlii is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Miltoniopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with two to seven flowers. Flowers are 7 to 8 cm wide and fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the wet forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Panama at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters.

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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Miltoniopsis roezlii1 Miltoniopsis roezlii Flower is white with a pink patch on the petals.
Miltoniopsis roezlii xantina Miltoniopsis roezlii var xantina Flower is yellow.
100px Miltoniopsis roezlii var santanei Petals and sepals are white, lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common name: Roezl's Miltoniopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Miltonia roezlii (Rchb. f.) G. Nicholson 1886
  2. Miltoniopsis roezlii var. alba (W.Bull ex W.G.Sm.) Lückel 1995
  3. Odontoglossum roezlii Rchb. f. ?
  4. Odontoglossum roezlii var. alba W.Bull ex W.G.Sm. 1875

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