Ada euodes (Rchb. f.) D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998

Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1300 meters with narrowly ovate-pyriform, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, foliaceous sheaths at blooming and carry two lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall with 1 to 3, erect, racemose, 8 3/4" to 13 1/2" [22 to 34 cm] long inflorescence arising as the bulb matures and carrying spreading, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and 8 to 11 campanulate flowers.

Synonyms *Brassia euodes Rchb. f. 1880; Mesospinidium elegantulum (Rchb. f.) Garay 1969; Oncidium elegantulum Rchb. f. 1885; Oncidium euodes Rchb. f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 1 1970 photo as Brassia euodes; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990; Native Ecuadorian orchids vol 1 Dodson 1991; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 401 Bennet & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing good; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as Brassia euodes photo not = Ada elegantula