Miltonia


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Miltonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Orchidaceae. They are perennial epiphytic grasses with tuberous thickened stems (tuberidia or pseudobulbs) at the apex of which are one or two leaves. The flowers are solitary or in racemose inflorescences of up to 10 cm in diameter. They are white, pink, dark red, bicolored, or multicolored. The flowers stay in bloom for more than a month. There are more than 20 species, distributed in tropical America. Miltonia are highly valued as ornamentals. Several species, including Miltonia vexillaria and M. roezlii, which are used in the development of many hybrid garden varieties, are cultivated in greenhouses.

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Esta última condição foi, também, constatada nos pseudobulbos de Catasetum fimbriatum, Stanhopea lietzei (Oliveira e Sajo, 2001) e Cattleya walkeriana (Silva e Milaneze-Gutierre, 2004), espécies capazes de sobreviver em ambientes xéricos; ao contrário das espécies de Miltonia acima citadas.
Responsible for developing a number of cultivars giving a variety of flowers and foliage, the society's most successful achievements can be seen in the range of clematis, delphiniums, lilies, dahlias, Miltonias and pinks.
Medias da altura da parte aerea (APA), numero de raizes (NR), comprimento da maior raiz (CMR), numero de brotos (NB), massa fresca total (MFT) e potencial hidrogenionico (pH) para Miltonia clowesii, apos sete meses do inicio do experimento.
The six orchids shown on the Jersey set are: 21p Cymbidium Maufant Jersey in a delicate pink spike of blossoms; 25p Miltonia Millbrook Jersey in vivid red and white; 31p Paphiopedilum Transvaal; 37p Paphiopedilum Elizabeth Castle; 43p Calanthe Five Oaks and 63p Cymbidium Icho Tower Trinity.
I caught sight of a miltonia, thought it was cute and brought it home,'' Grodell said of the bloom that sparked his interest in the exotic flowers.
The collection includes cattleyas (familiar corsage orchids); miltonias (pansy orchids), with teardrop patterns in the center of the flowers; phalaenopsis (moth orchids); and oncidiums (what florists call spray orchids).