Plant ID forum: Mystery Miltoniopsis

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Name: Annabelle
Clifton Park, NY (Zone 5b)
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 17, 2016 11:48 AM CST
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Any ideas on what this might be?
Also, I'm a little confused on Miltonia v. Miltoniopsis. Any info helps! :)
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2016 12:17 PM CST
I don't grow the Miltonia/Miltoniopsis because they require cooler temperatures than I can supply in the spring/summer months. I think the two names are the same family of plants.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 17, 2016 12:23 PM CST
Welcome to ATP! Welcome!

Miltonia and Miltoniopsis used to all be considered Miltonia. Then someone figured out that although they are in the same Alliance (Oncidium), they are not the same Genus.

Some differences: Miltonia have two leaves per bulb and the bulbs are more rounded. The flower is a Miltonia flower.

Miltoniopsis has one leaf per bulb and the bulbs are more flattened. The flower looks like a pansy.

Although most people call both Miltonia and Miltoniopsis by the name Milonia, its important to know which one you have because the care is completely different.

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Name: Annabelle
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 17, 2016 12:39 PM CST
So, if I understand correctly, my plant is a Miltonia?
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2016 12:42 PM CST
That's interesting information. Good ole RHS. The vendors' sites that I visited use the two words interchangeably. What's the difference in care? As I say, I don't grow them.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 17, 2016 1:01 PM CST
This is a nice link OrchidGirl, about Miltonia/Miltoniopsis
http://orchidfetish.com/miltonia.html
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Mar 17, 2016 2:11 PM CST
And here is some info on the Orchid Alliances

From Orchid Board (UK)

http://www.orchidboard.com/community/scientific-matters/4384...

http://www.ctu.edu.vn/~dvxe/Hoa%20Lan/Doc%20on%20web/The%20O...

RL Dressler is considered to be an expert on orchid classification Here is a link if you are interested.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256692433_Phylogeny...
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 17, 2016 3:15 PM CST
I didn't hazard a guess because I can only see the flowers.

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