Miltonia regnellii

Miltonia regnellii 

Miltonia regnellii                                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in      Linnaea  22 : 851    1849
  family  Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Miltonia  Blume 1837
  metabolism  CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.  
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins forests of cooler montains of Brazil (São Paulo, Iguape Morro, Rio de Janeiro, Paranà Morretes,
    Boa Vista, Porto de Cima, Gebiet, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul)
  altitude 300 - 800 m  (990 - 2640 ft)

climate informations from Jaboticabal (São Paulo, Brazil)


Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 550 m / 1815 ft) :

    Miltonia regnellii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Jaboticabal this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 25 m' to 10 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 70 - 95 cm (28" - 38"), basal  
  nr flowers 6 - 8
  size single flower  6 L 6 cm  (2,4" L 2.4") - inflorescence  30 L 12 cm  (12" L 4.8")
  duration inflorescence length, ≈ 40 - 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 60 days
CITES appendix II

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