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Orchids of Summer: Miltonia clowesii

Miltonia clowesii, color

Miltonia clowesii 2, color

Here's another of my orchids that recently bloomed. Miltonia clowesii is a native to Brazil producing 4 or more flowers on a single flower spike. The small flowers are mildly fragrant and have a rather waxy surface, but are richly colored in purple, bronze, and white. This particular plant surprised me with its flower, as it has had a rough time this summer, with our unusually wet and hot weather. There are three other buds (off camera), giving me hopes that this orchid is here to stay.

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     Bob