Miltonia bluntii

 Miltonia bluntii

Miltonia x bluntii  
                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
(natural hybrid  between M. clowesi  and  M. spectabilis)    
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in      The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  2 : 489    1879
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Miltonia  Blume 1837

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins tropical mois forests of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espiritu Santo, Pernambuco)
  altitude  ≈ 800 m  (2600 ft)

climate informations from Campo Alegre (São Paulo, Brazil)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :

    Miltonia bluntii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Campo Alegre this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 26 - 30 cm  (10.4" - 12"), basal  
  nr flowers 4 - 6, fragrants
  size single flower  6 L 6 cm  (2.4" L 2.4") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence30 - 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
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