Ada peruviana D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

Common Name The Peruvian Ada

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru in cool wet, seasonally dry forests at elevations of 1700 to 1830 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 5, imbricate, conduplicate leafless and leafbearing sheaths and carrying 2, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, keeled along midvein, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, to 13" [32 cm] long, erect, congested, racemose inflorescence with 8 to 10, large flowers towards the apex.

Synonyms Brassia whewellii J.M.H.Shaw 2014;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plant 603 Bennett & Christeson 2001 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Brassia davidii; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014