Miltoniopsis

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Miltoniopsis
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis 'Golden Gate'.jpg
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance: Oncidium
Genus: Miltoniopsis
God.-Leb.
Type species
Miltoniopsis vexillaria
(Rchb.f.) Godefroy-Lebeuf.
Species

Miltoniopsis, abbreviated Mltnps in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids. It consists of 5 species, native to Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. They are named after Lord Fitzwilliam Milton, an English orchid enthusiast. Miltoniopsis's common name is Pansy Orchid.

Although the flowers are similar, Mitoniopsis differs from Miltonia by having one leaf to each pseudobulb, and a lobed column that is united to the labellum through a keel. In addition, the column is not concave at the base.

References[edit]

  • Godefroy-Lebeuf, A. (1889) L'Orchidophile 9: 63.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two). Genera Orchidacearum 5: 300 ff. Oxford University Press.

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