Miltonia

COMMON NAME

Pansy orchids

TYPE

Orchid

FAMILY

Orchidaceae

NOTES

An orchid genus comprising twelve epiphyte species and eight natural hybrids pansy orchids.  Miltonia species have large and long lasting flowers, often in multifloral inflorescences. This genus is split into two distinct genera: warmer growing Miltonia (Brazilian) and cooler growing Miltoniopsis (Columbian) often referred to as the "Pansy Orchid", but is used interchangeably between the two. This entire genus is closely allied to Oncidium, Odontoglossum and Brassia and there are many complex hybrids consisting of all or some of these genera as well as others.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Primarily from Brazil, while Miltoniopsis are from the cooler regions of Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador and Columbia

NATIVE HABITAT

Rainforest epiphytes

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

aos.org

 

Miltonia