Miltoniopsis Soft Pink Orchid

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Miltoniopsis, abbreviated Mltnps in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids. It consists of 5 species, native to Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. They are named after Lord Fitzwilliam Milton, an English orchid enthusiast. Miltoniopsis’s common name is Pansy Orchid.

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^ Miltoniopsis Soft Pink looks more lavender under indoor lighting.

Miltoniopsis orchids are cool growers. Often called “The Pansy Orchid,” many of them have a wonderful fresh fragrance.

Although the flowers are similar, Mitoniopsis differs from Miltonia by having one leaf to each  pseudobulb, and a lobed column that is united to the labellum through a keel. In addition, the column is not concave at the base.

Photos: Singapore Garden Festival 2012, Singapore 20120712

Source: Wikipedia

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