Ada chlorops (Endres & Rchb. f.) N.H. Williams 1972

Photo courtesy of Daniel Jimenez

FAINTFragranceFull shadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Green Ada

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in montane wet forest at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte requiring shade with reduced, ovate-lanceolate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs that are completely enveloped by the bases of the conduplicate leaf sheaths which carry a single apical, carinate, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate to obovate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, racemose, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with appressed, membranaceous bracts and faintly fragrant, somewhat fleshy flowers that are very small for the genus.

Synonyms *Brassia chlorops Endres & Rchb. f. 1873; Brassia parviflora Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925; Brassiopsis chlorops (Endrés & Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Górniak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Schedul. Orch. 8: 74: 1925 as Brassia parviflora; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 149. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Brassia chlorops; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Brassia chlorops; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Brassia chlorops; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 1 1970 as Brassia chlorops; *Brittonia 24: 104. 1972; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 5 1978 as Brassia chlorops photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 701 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids Of Panama Williams 1982 as Brassia chlorops; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Brassia chlorops drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1501 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Brassia chlorops photo ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 dawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 pollinia only photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31-55 2019 as Brassia chlorops photo fide;