Miltoniopsis vexillaria

Miltoniopsis vexillaria

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Miltoniopsis
Species: Mltnps. vexillaria
Binomial name
Miltoniopsis vexillaria
[Rchb.f] Garay & Dunsterville 1889

Miltoniopsis vexillaria is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Miltoniopsis.


Plant blooms in spring with four to nine 7.5 to 10 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found at the edge of wet montane forest in Colombia and N. Ecuador at elevations of 1000-2200 meters.


Miltoniopsis vexillaria alba Miltoniopsis vexillaria var. alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white with yellow center.
Miltoniopsis vexillaria lambauenana Miltoniopsis vexillaria var. lambauenana Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white.
Miltoniopsis vexillaria leucoglossa Miltoniopsis vexillaria var. leucoglossa Seals and petals are pink. Lip is white.
Miltoniopsis vexillaria2 Miltoniopsis vexillaria variant Sepals are pink and petals are white. Lip is light pink.
Miltoniopsis vexillaria Cali Miltoniopsis vexillaria variant Sepals and petals are pink. Lip is light pink.


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.


Common name: The Flag-Like Miltonopsis


  1. Miltonia vexillaria [Rchb.f]Nicholson 1884 - 88
  2. Odontoglossum vexillarium Rchb.f 1867