Miltonia spectabilis Lindl. 1837


Miltonia spectabilis Lindl. 1837 is an epiphytic growing orchid species, native to Brasil.

Inflorescences, which carry just a single, but long-lasting flower, reach lengths up to about 20 cm. Miltonia spectabilis flowers get a size of about 10 cm. The orchid genus Miltonia has been established in 1837 by the English botanist Sir John Lindley and named in honour to Lord Fitzwilliam Milton, an English orchid enthusiast. Miltonia spectabilis is the type species of the genus and is considered as an easy to grow orchid. Miltonia spectabilis orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). A half-albino variety of Miltonia spectabilis: Miltonia spectabilis var. semi-alba Lindl. 1837.

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Image: Miltonia spectabilis Lindl. 1837

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