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Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Miltoniopsis
Type species
Miltoniopsis vexillaria
(Rchb.f.) Godefroy-Lebeuf.

Miltoniopsis, abbreviated Mltnps. in horticultural trade,[1] is a genus of orchids native to Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.[2] This genus comprises 5 species.[3] Miltoniopsis's common name is Pansy Orchid.[2]

Although the flowers are similar, Miltoniopsis 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Alphabetical list of standard abbreviations of all generic names occurring in current use in orchid hybrid registration as at 31st December 2007" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society.
  2. ^ a b "Miltoniopsis". Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  3. ^ "Miltoniopsis — The Plant List". Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  4. ^ "Phil's Orchid Site - Genus review - ONCIDIUM BARBATA SECTION". Retrieved 2017-05-15.

Further reading[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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