Ada pozoi Dodson & N.H. Williams 1984 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant from Eucagenera

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant from Eucagenera


Common Name or Meaning Pozo's Ada [Ecuadorian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 2 3/8" [6 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador and northern Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2350 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, flattened, thin pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 5 to 9 leaf-bearing sheaths and 5 to 7 non foliaceous basal sheaths carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong elliptic, acute apically leaf and narrowing to a conduplicate, subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, erect to arching, 12" [30cm] long, several [7 to 9] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Brassia pozoi (Dodson & N.H.Williams) Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 904 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0005 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian orchids vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Brassia pozoi; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #2 2017 as Brassia pozoi photo fide;