Miltonia schroederiana O'Brien 1889 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

Part shadeWarm To HotSpringSummer EARLYFall

Common Name Schroeder's Miltonia [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 2/5" x 2 3/4" [3.5 x 7 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane cloud forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters with elliptic-oblong, coarsely sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts which turn papery, 1 to 2, subcoriaceous, abaxially carinate, conduplicate at the base leaves that blooms on an erect to arching, 8" [20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb, subtended with triangular bracts with waxy flowers occuring in the spring summer and early fall.

Recent DNA studies are putting this species in Oncidium but I will leave it here at this time until more references become available.

Synonyms Miltonioides confusa (Garay) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Miltonioides schroederiana (O'Brien) Lückel 1986; Odontoglossum confusum Garay 1962; Odontoglossum schroederianum Rchb. f. 1887; Oncidium schroederianum (O'Brien) Garay & Stacy 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 65. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 255. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1472 Dodson 1992 as Oncidium schroederianum drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997 as Oncidium scroederianum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Miltonioides schroederiana; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;