Miltonia clowesii Lindley 1840

Another Color Form Photos by Lourens Grobler


Common Name Clowes' Miltonia [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with narrowly oblong-ovate, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-ligulate, subacute, yellow green leaves that blooms in the fall on a racemose, axillary from the base of the pseudobulb, slender, erect or arching, 2' [60 cm] long inflorescence that has 7 to 10 successively opening flowers

This species requires even well watered conditions year round with bright light.

Synonyms Brassia clowesia Lindley 1844; Miltonia clowesii var. lamarcheana E.Morren 1876; ontoglossum clowesii Lindley 1839; Oncidium clowesii Rchb.f 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978as Oncidium clowesii photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 9 1995 Photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;