!Ada aurantiaca Lindl. 1853-4

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Common Name or Meaning The Red-Orange Ada

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador as a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte that occurs around 2150 to 2300 meters in elevation in wet montane forests with elliptic-pyriform, compressed, dark green pseudobulbs subtended by several leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves and blooms on an axillary, erect then arching, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, several to many [18] flowered racemose inflorescence that is equal to the length of the leaves and has large floral bracts as well as has semi-opening flowers occuring in the late winter and early spring.

Synonyms Acropera aurantiaca (Lindl.) B.S.Williams 1896; Ada aurantiaca var. maculata Cogn. 1899; Ada cinnabarina (Linden ex Lindl.) N.H. Williams ?; Ada lehmannii Rolfe 1891; Brassia aurantiaca (Lindl.) M.W.Chase 2011; Brassia cinnabarina Linden ex Lindl. 1854; Mesospinidium aurantiacum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864; Mesospinidium cinnabarinum (Linden ex Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864; Oncidium cinnabarinum (Linden ex Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as B cinnabarina; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as B cinnabarina; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A lehmanii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOL 26 No 2 1957; Orchid Digest Vol 24 #5 1960 photo fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A lehmanii; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 1 1970 photo; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 5 1978 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 Drawing/photo fide; fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Orquedias Nativas de Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007;AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #1 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide